Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Cyclone

Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction

A man crosses a flooded street after Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Kolkata/Dhaka, May 21 (Reuters) - A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. The populous Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barrelled out of the Bay of Bengal ...

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Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji

Pic - Jonathan Curr @JCurrNZ

Sydney, April 8 (Reuters) - A powerful tropical cyclone battered the South Pacific island nation of Fiji on Wednesday, witnesses said, destroying buildings and causing injuries in Suva, the capital, pressuring a population already bracing for the coronavirus outbreak. Cyclone Harold, its strength ranked in the highest category of five, passed over Fiji’s south at about midday, levelling homes and ...

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