Cyclone Kills Thousands in Bangladesh
Considering the force of the cyclone which is bigger than Katrina in USA (2004) and the 1991 cyclone in Bangladesh I would say that the casualties are much much lower. These days Bangladesh has learnt the lessons. Now it has more sophisticated early warning systems and cyclone shelters to save hundreds of thousands of people.
Waiting out Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. (Rezwan)
The BBC reported that the death toll rose above 2,000 from the cyclone.