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Deaths reported as Cyclone Amphan tears into India, Bangladesh

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Deaths reported as cyclone hits IndiaIn Bangladesh, officials on Wednesday evening confirmed three deaths, including a five-year-old boy and a 75-year-old man, both hit by falling trees, and a cyclone emergency volunteer who drowned.

Two other fatalities were reported by India media, including an infant crushed when the mud wall of the family's hut collapsed in heavy rain in Odisha state, AFP news agency

Bangladesh evacuated 2.4 million people to shelters. Another 650,000 people were moved to safety in the eastern Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, authorities said, an operation carried out amid surging coronavirus infections.



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