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Cyclone Vayu spares Indian west coast a direct hit, to skirt coast

By Reuters
15 June 2019   |   12:10 pm
A powerful cyclone that threatened the western Indian state of Gujarat, has changed course and it is now expected to just brush past the coast, authorities said on Thursday, although ports and coastal airports remained shut.


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