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India to move over a million people to safety as cyclone approaches

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By Jatindra Das and Subrata Nagchoudhury BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – Authorities on India’s east coast began moving more than a million people to safety on Tuesday as a “severe” Cyclone Yaas neared, days after deadly cyclone hit the west coast. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Cyclone Yaas was powering across the Bay of Bengal and would batter the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, and also Bangladesh, on Wednesday. “It is likely to cause large-scale damage,” IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told Reuters by telephone. Officials began moving people in cars and boats from l…

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