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Cyclone Amphan: Death toll climbs to 21 in India, Bangladesh

Cyclone Amphan, which barreled through Odisha and West Bengal on Wednesday, has killed 21 people, Hindustan Times reported.

The storm began its landfall at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, with sustained wind speeds of 155-165 km/ph. spiraling up to 185 km/ph. The storm weakened as it moved ahead and is currently centered over Bangladesh, the source reported.

While 12 people have been reported dead in West Bengal, seven have been reported dead in neighboring Bangladesh.

Among those dead in Bangladesh are a five-year-old boy and a 75-year-old man, both hit by falling trees, and a cyclone emergency volunteer who drowned. (Web Desk)

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