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Cyclone Amphan leaves thousands homeless in eastern India, Modi offers help

Reuters India Friday, 22 May 2020
Several thousand people have been left homeless after the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade hit India and Bangladesh this week, officials said, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the area on Friday and pledged aid.
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Tropical cyclone Amphan, which made landfall near the border of eastern India and Bangladesh, had winds reaching 165 miles per hour, making it "super cyclonic" as it swirled over the Bay of Bengal.

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