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Super cyclone Amphan live updates: Over 1.25 lakh in Odisha, 3.5 lakh in Bengal evacuated to safer places

DNA Wednesday, 20 May 2020
The cyclone has brought strong winds and heavy rains to the coastal areas with the winds reaching to as much as 106 kmph in Paradip.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 22 left from Delhi for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings later today. PM Modi will also visit Odisha later today. Cyclone has left 72 people dead and thousands...

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