South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100


Cyclone Amphan causes floods in Kolkata, Eastern India, yesterday. – EPA pic, May 22, 2020.

AT least 106 people died in the fiercest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India since 1999, officials said Friday as aerial footage revealed immense flooding in coastal areas.

Amphan, only the second “super cyclone” ever recorded over the Bay of Bengal, bulldozed houses, tore off roofs, uprooted trees and left millions without power when it hit late on Wednesday.


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