Cyclone Amphan Leaves 22 Dead in Bangladesh and Eastern India

Millions Were Left Without Power after Strong Winds Brought Down Power Poles


At least 22 people died after a powerful cyclone hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India on Wednesday.

The authorities said thousands of homes were destroyed by Cyclone Amphan, leaving the authorities struggling the government struggling to mount relief efforts amid a coronavirus outbreak.

Millions across India and Bangladesh were left without power after winds of up to 105 miles an hour winds brought down electricity poles. Others spent a sleepless night in the cold after their homes were destroyed by the winds.

Widespread relief that the evacuation of more than three million people from coastal villages had averted the horrific death tolls of past storms was hindered by fears of the coronavirus pandemic spreading in crowded shelters.