26 January 2021,   13:20
3 killed as cyclone Nisarga lashes Mumbai

At least three people were reported dead as coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital in more than 70 years.

The city and its surrounds are usually sheltered from cyclones - the last deadly storm to hit the city was in 1948.

Authorities had evacuated at least 100,000 people, including coronavirus patients, from flood-prone areas in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat ahead of Nisarga’s arrival.