Cyclone hits Bangladesh, India: 22 killed as ‘super cyclone’ tears into India, Bangladesh

      Published on Thursday, 21 May , 2020      1285 Views     
Cyclone hits Bangladesh, India: 22 killed as ‘super cyclone’ tears into India, Bangladesh

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A man carries her son as she tries to protect him from heavy rain while they rush to a safer place in Kolkata, India, on Wednesday

Reuters least 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus.

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Cyclone hits Bangladesh, India evacuates hundreds of thousands. Millions were left without power after Cyclone Amphan, packing winds of around 150 kilometers per hour (95 miles), carried away electricity pylons, walls and roofs, officials said Thursday as they began to assess the damage.

Residents in the Indian city of Kolkata, the capital of the hard-hit West Bengal state, awoke to flooded streets with some cars window-deep in water and television footage showed the airport inundated.

“The impact of Amphan is worse than coronavirus,” Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, told local media, saying that at least 12 people had died in the state.

Category World News | 2020/05/21 latest update at 1:30 PM
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