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Cyclone Fani: At least eight dead in India’s biggest storm in decades

Cyclone Fani: At least eight dead in India’s biggest storm in decades

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One million people evacuated as 170km/h winds make landfall in eastern Odisha state Cyclone Fari barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India, passing through hundreds of densely populated, low-lying communities along the Bay of Bengal, one of the most vulnerable regions to flooding in the world. Major roads in the capital of eastern India’s Odisha state were scattered with trees and power lines, and the roof was torn off the city’s main railway station, after on Friday it was hit by the most severe storm on the Indian subcontinent in two decades. Almost all thatched-roof and mud houses across four districts in the state were destroyed by the cyclone, which made landfall at about 8am on Friday morning and began migrating north-west towards the city of Kolkata. More than 1 million people, including at least 1,000 pregnant women, were moved from their homes into shelters. Eight people reportedly died in India and Bangladeshi police said…
Source: Cyclone Fani: At least eight dead in India’s biggest storm in decades

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