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Cyclone hits country: India brings a Million people to safety

With cyclone "Fani" is one of the most violent hurricanes of the past few years in the East of India. With wind speeds up to a Tempo of 195, the tropical cyclone "Fani" reached on Friday morning, the area around the coastal town of Puri, the Indian meteorology authority announced. As AFP reported, journalists, resembled Puri on Friday a Ghost town.

More than a Million people were previously, according to the government of the state of Odisha in safety.

All flights on Friday from and to Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha, had been cancelled on Thursday evening. In the metropolis of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) should be all flights between 21.30 hrs on Friday and 18 on Saturday. Schools remained in the affected area are closed and many trains were.

so Far, the worst of the cyclone resulted in 300'000 Tote

fishermen have been warned not to go. Also in the neighboring country of Bangladesh, preparations have been made. 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. For "Fani" was the strongest for many years. In 1999, a cyclone with up to 260 kilometres per hour swept across Odisha (then Orissa) and had more than 10 killed'000 people. In the case of the most deadliest cyclone of at least 300'000 people came in 1970 in Bangladesh killed.

(sep/sda/afp)

Created: 03.05.2019, 08:37 PM

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