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Cyclone Amphan Live Updates: Cleanup starts in India and Bangladesh



At least 12 people have died in India after Cyclone Amphan landed on Wednesday.

All reported deaths occurred in the East Indian state of West Bengal, according to Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Banerjee said one of the victims, a girl in Howrah County, died after a wall collapsed from her home. She gave no further details of how the rest of the deaths happened.

Bangladesh̵

7;s Oxfam director, Dipankar Datta, told CNN that thousands of temporary homes in Bangladesh had been uprooted due to the cyclone. He added that he did not expect the storm to hit the Rohingya refugee camp near the city of Cox’s Bazaar.

Some background information: Cyclone Amphan landed near Sagar Island in West Bengal, India, near the Bangladeshi border at around 5 p.m. Local time with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 mph), according to the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, corresponds to an intensity that corresponds to a Category 2 hurricane in the Atlantic.

Heavy rain is expected to cause flash floods throughout the region all Thursday morning. As soon as the storm pushes inland, it will weaken considerably and the storm is expected to dissolve by Friday.


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