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Over150,000 Indians, Pakistan, Evacuates over Threat of Cyclone

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More than 150,000 people in India and Pakistan have been evacuated from the path of a deadly cyclone before its expected landfall on Thursday.

Forecasters have warned that Cyclone Biparjoy , which means “disaster” in Bengali could destroy homes and crops in its path.

Six national disaster relief teams have been deployed in key areas in the Kutch region of Gujarat for relief work. They will focus on ensuring that essential services remain unaffected or at least restored soon, depending on the cyclone’s intensity.

The India Meteorological Department expects Biparjoy to fall in intensity after crossing.

Written by: Helen Obih

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