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Cyclone Fani reached the Indian East coast

With speeds of almost 200 kilometres per hour hit the cyclone "Fani" on the Indian East coast. Hundreds of thousands of people were brought to safety, flights cancelled and schools closed.

An unusually strong cyclone hit India's East coast on Land. With wind speeds of up to 195 kilometers per hour, tropical cyclone "Fani" in the Morning the area around the coastal town of Puri, the Indian meteorology authority announced.

More than a Million people were previously, according to the government of the state of Odisha in safety. All flights from and to Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha, had already been on Thursday evening is cancelled.

In the metropolis of Kolkata should be deleted from tonight to tomorrow at 18 PM, all flights. Schools remain in the affected area are closed, and many train services are set. It is expected that a tidal wave flooded low-lying areas. Fishermen were warned not to go.

the Strongest cyclone in years

"Fani" is expected to draw well over the coast of Bangladesh, including the Region around Cox's Bazar, where more than a Million Rohingya from Myanmar living in refugee camps. A total of many millions of people could be affected.

tropical cyclones on the Bay of Bengal are not uncommon, especially between April and November. Because of the warming of the oceans, but is becoming stronger.

according to media reports, Fani could be the worst storm since 1999, when the Region of Odisha, which was then known as Orissa, about 10,000 people died.

the most deadliest cyclone of at least 300,000 people died in 1970 in Bangladesh.

India - severe cyclone coast
Bern Musch-Borowska, ARD New Delhi
03.05.2019 07 approaches:35 PM

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