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India cyclone kills dozens

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:25 pm

A cyclone has demolished thousands of mud huts and uprooted trees in several villages in eastern India, killing at least 31 people, according to an official. Skip related content


Srikumar Mukherjee, the civil defence minister, said the cyclone struck Tuesday night in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal state, snapping telephone and electricity lines in the area.

Mukherjee also said hundreds of people suffered injuries in the region, nearly 315 miles northeast of Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal state.

The worst-hit villages were Hematabad, Raiganj and Kiran Dighi, where police and rescue have recovered 31 bodies.

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