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Cyclone Titli: 300,000 evacuated from eastern India
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Oct 12, 2018-
A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometres (95 miles) per hour and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday, with over 300,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas and two men reported killed. Officials in neighbouring Bangladesh said they were on alert in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, home to around one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in tarpaulin and bamboo shelters. Cyclone Titli, which intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” over the Bay of Bengal, made landfall on India’s eastern coast early Thursday, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported. Wind speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour were reported, with gusts of up to 165 kph. One man died in a house collapse while another was killed by a falling tree, an official said.
Published: 12-10-2018 09:07