Cyclone floods India, Bangladesh; kills 140

Cyclone floods India, Bangladesh; kills 140
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First Published: Tue, May 26 2009. 10 45 PM IST
Updated: Tue, May 26 2009. 10 45 PM IST
Kolkata: Cyclone Aila lashed low-lying areas in India and Bangladesh, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 140 before it began to ease on Tuesday. At least 64 people were killed in West Bengal and 2.23 million people were affected, West Bengal chief secretary Asok M. Chakrabarti said.
Storm surges hit coastal areas in Bangladesh, killing at least 81 people, according to the food and disaster management ministry in Dhaka.
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First Published: Tue, May 26 2009. 10 45 PM IST
More Topics: Aila | Cyclone | India | Bangladesh | West Bengal |