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Hundreds of thousands displaced as Cyclone Mora causes destruction across Bangladesh

Myanmar (June 1, 2017): More than 500,000 people have been displaced by the former Cyclone Mora which brought heavy rain and damaging winds to western Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Several people have been killed by the cyclone in Bangladesh, while six fishing boats were still missing off the coast of Bangladesh. The boats reportedly contained at least 71 people.

The cyclone toppled trees and destroyed homes along its path as it tracked from just west of Myanmar into eastern Bangladesh.

The storm then moved into northeastern India where the rugged terrain resulted in the dissipation of the cyclone.

Mora produced wind gusts over 70 mph from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong on Tuesday morning, local time.

Despite weakening as it moved inland, Mora continued to produce heavy rainfall as it tracked into northeastern India.

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