11 December 2019,   23:53
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Cyclone Bulbul: 20 dead and millions displaced as storm hits India and Bangladesh

Twenty people have died and more than two million others have spent a night huddled in storm shelters after Cyclone Bulbul hit the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rain.
The cyclone packed winds of up to 120km/h (75mph) when it hit late on Saturday, forcing the closure of ports and airports in both countries.
Ten people were killed in India’s West Bengal state, including two after uprooted trees fell on their homes and another after being struck by falling branches in Kolkata. Two others died in nearby Odisha state.
In Bangladesh, 8 people were killed – 5 by falling trees – and at least 20 people were injured.
Five others are missing after a fishing trawler sank in bad weather on the Meghna river near the southern island of Bhola. The cyclone also damaged some 4,000 mostly mud and tin-built houses.

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