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Bangladesh: Millions evacuated to shelters as country braces for Cyclone Amphan02:49

Bangladesh: Millions evacuated to shelters as country braces for Cyclone Amphan

Bangladesh, Khulna
May 20, 2020 at 10:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Locals were taken into shelters near the Bhairab river in the Khulna province on Tuesday as Bangladesh prepares for Cyclone Amphan to make a vicious landfall affecting millions.

Bangladesh has evacuated around 2.2 million people in the country in preparations for the tropical cyclone to descend with powerful winds topping up to 190 kph (112 mph).

Several people can be seen waiting at the Mongla port as they wait to be taken across the Bhairab river to safety as government officials and volunteers ask people to seek refuge in the cyclone shelters in the region.

Cyclone Amphan is expected to make its landfall near the Bangladesh-India border on Wednesday evening local time, with catastrophic impacts feared for millions of people who reside in the area.

Bangladesh: Millions evacuated to shelters as country braces for Cyclone Amphan02:49
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Locals were taken into shelters near the Bhairab river in the Khulna province on Tuesday as Bangladesh prepares for Cyclone Amphan to make a vicious landfall affecting millions.

Bangladesh has evacuated around 2.2 million people in the country in preparations for the tropical cyclone to descend with powerful winds topping up to 190 kph (112 mph).

Several people can be seen waiting at the Mongla port as they wait to be taken across the Bhairab river to safety as government officials and volunteers ask people to seek refuge in the cyclone shelters in the region.

Cyclone Amphan is expected to make its landfall near the Bangladesh-India border on Wednesday evening local time, with catastrophic impacts feared for millions of people who reside in the area.

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