Tornado hits India's West Bengal amid Cyclone

Storm surges inundated dozens of villages in eastern India on Wednesday (May 26) after the powerful cyclone moved inland from the Bay of Bengal, damaging thousands of mud homes in two coastal states and killing at least one person, officials said.

Cyclone Yaas was packing gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph) as it made landfall, days after another storm tore up the western coast, triggering mass evacuations and piling pressure on authorities battling a deadly second wave of the coronavirus.

Authorities said more than a million inhabitants had been moved out of the storm's path and the busiest regional airport, in the city of Kolkata, had been shut until Wednesday evening.

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