Cyclone kills 16 in India, Bangladesh and cuts power to millions

 

Strong gales and heavy rain triggered by the first major cyclone of the year lashed the coastlines of India and Bangladesh on Monday, killing at least 16 people and cutting power to millions, Paralel.Az reports citing Reuters.

The winds had not stopped as night fell, with water rising in many places and overwhelming drainage systems, Bangladeshi climate expert Liakath Ali said.

"Many people are stranded - it will be another long night ahead with millions not having electricity or shelter," he said in a statement. "And people having no idea of how damaged their homes, land and livestock are."

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