Powerful storm weakens slightly after landfall in western India

18th May, 2021

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Waves crash onto the road as Cyclone Tauktae batters Mumbai, India May 17, 2021 in this still image taken from social media video Twitter @ompsyram via Reuters

A powerful cyclone that slammed into India's west coast was set to weaken on Tuesday, the weather office said, as tens of thousands of people were moved out of its path. Trees were uprooted and storm surges reported in coastal villages and towns of Gujarat state where cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful in more than two decades, made landfall late Monday packing gusts of up to 210 kph (130 mph).

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