Cyclone Tauktae has left at least 12 people dead and destroyed homes as it battered the Indian coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. Authorities closed ports and a main airport in Mumbai and nearly 150,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying coastal communities along the country’s western coast.Officials said Tauktae would be the ‘most severe cyclone’ to hit Gujarat state in more than than two decades. With the country already grappling with a rise in the number of coronavirus infections, the cyclone has increased pressure on local administrations. Continue reading…

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