Mass evacuations for major cyclone in South Asia

Mass evacuations for major cyclone in South Asia

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-19 16:16

KOLKATA: Millions of people were being moved to safety as one of the fiercest cyclones in years barrelled towards India and Bangladesh on Tuesday (May 19), but with evacuation plans complicated by coronavirus precautions.

"Amphan" is expected to pack winds gusting up to 185 kilometres per hour when it hits eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon or evening, and with a storm surge of several metres, forecasters said.

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