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More than a million spared from deadly cyclone

NEW DELHI (UCAN): Cyclone Fani, which ripped through eastern India and sideswiped Bangladesh, left a trail of destruction and left more than 30 people dead.
 
The immense storm killed at least 29 people in India—mostly in Odisha (Orissa), while at least five were reported dead in neighbouring Bangladesh.
 
Authorities said the evacuation of 1.2 million people from more than 10,000 villages prior to the category 5 storm making landfall on May 3 prevented a larger death toll and minimised injuries.
 

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Cyclone leaves more questions than how to clean up

SUVA (SE): It may be the Year of the Jubilee of Mercy, but Father Johnny McEvoy says from Suva, Fiji, in the days following February 20 and 21, when Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated the tropical Pacific paradise of around 900,000 people, that the storm had no mercy on the tiny island nation.

“The nation is numb, shell shocked and overwhelmed, so are we,” the Columban priest says in a letter dated February 25, circulated after electricity returned to some parts of the capital, Suva.

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