Cyclone Amphan kills dozens, leaves trail of destruction in India, Bangladesh
23 May 2020 | 12:45 pm
Super cyclone Amphan has left more than 80 people dead and millions more evacuated or without electricity. "The situation is more worrying than the coronavirus pandemic," an Indian official said.
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23 May 2020
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Residents of the eastern Indian city are frustrated about the pace of cleanup efforts after Cyclone Amphan tore through the region. Authorities estimate the damage to reach billions of dollars.
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Hundreds of thousands in Bangladesh and India are still marooned after Cyclone Amphan last week destroyed coastal embankments and inundated tens of thousands of homes.
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