Cyclone batters virus-stricken India

19th May, 2021

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Waves lash a shoreline in Mumbai on Monday, as Cyclone Tauktae, packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm, bore down on India, disrupting the country's response to its COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: AFP

At least 21 people were dead and 96 were missing on Tuesday after a monster cyclone slammed into western India, compounding the misery for millions of others who are enduring a ­devastating coronavirus surge. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power after Cyclone Tauktae, one of a growing number of increasingly severe storms in the Arabian Sea blamed on climate change, hammered the Gujarat coast on Monday evening.

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