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Typhoon kills 16 in India, Bangladesh

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Typhoon Amphan wreaked havoc in India and Bangladesh. So far, 16 people have been killed and dozens injured.

A powerful typhoon Amphan hit the coast of the Indian state of West Bengal yesterday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has confirmed the deaths of 12 people and expressed fears of an increase in casualties.

The storm has blown off the roofs of thousands of houses and uprooted trees in West Bengal, while water has accumulated in low-lying areas. The storm has also severely affected Calcutta Airport. 

Part of the airport was submerged and several planes were damaged. On the other hand, 4 people were killed and many injured in 3 coastal districts of Bangladesh while heavy rains with strong winds are falling in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Two people were killed when a boat sank in Patwa Khali. 

A man was killed when a wall collapsed in the Mathberia area of ​​Perojpur while a woman was killed when a tree fell on her.

According to officials, 135 people have been evacuated from coastal areas.

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