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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

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TAKING SHELTER. Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox’s Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone ‘Mora’ gradually approaches towards the coastline. Stringer/AFP

Bangladesh had raised its highest number 10 weather danger alert as the storm approached with officials quickly evacuating more than 300,000 people to cyclone shelters

DHAKA, Bangladesh (May 30, 2017) — Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh Tuesday, May 30, packing winds of up to 117 kilometers per hour (73mph) after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from low-lying coastal villages. Continue reading Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh