Search continues for more than 78 missing at sea after fierce cyclone sinks barge in India killing 33

Search continues for more than 78 missing at sea after fierce cyclone sinks barge in India killing 33



At least 33 people have died after Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit India in two decades – unleashed 130mph winds in Gujarat state on Monday night, May 17 sinking a barge off the coast of Mumbai Siba Jackson in India.


At least 78 people are still missing and the Indian government has deployed three Indian navy warships and helicopters to help in rescue efforts.





Among the victims of the tragedy are a child crushed by a collapsing wall, a teenage girl killed by a crumbling roof and an 80-year-old woman by a falling pole.


More than 16,000 homes were damaged while 40,000 trees were uprooted and almost 6,000 villages were deprived of electricity in the wake of the disaster. On Wednesday morning, May 19, hundreds of thousands of people remained without power although it has been restored to around a third of properties.Latest Post
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