Cyclone dumps rain on India, Bangladesh, 2M head to shelters

NEW DELHI (AP) — A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh yesterday after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus. Cyclone Amphan slowed slightly as it reached cooler waters near the coast. With wind speeds ranging between 160 and 170 kilometres per hour, the storm could cause extensive damage: winds and heavy rain battering flimsy houses, a storm surge that may push seawater 25 kilometres inland and the possibility of flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin