Cyclone Tauktae weakens after slamming into Covid-battered India

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An “extremely severe” cyclonic storm left a trail of destruction in India’s Gujarat state, damaging structures, toppling trees and power lines and forcing huge numbers of people to flee to shelters. Cyclone Tauktae travelled along India’s western coast through Monday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing the country’s financial hub of Mumbai. It crossed Gujarat on Monday night bringing wind speeds of 170 kilometres per hour with gusts of up to 190, storm surges and heavy rainfall. The Indian Meterological Department downgraded the cyclone on Tuesday forecasting Tauktae would weaken further i…

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