Powerful Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai

MUMBAI (AFP) – Cyclone Nisarga ripped roofs off homes in a coastal town near Mumbai yesterday after officials ordered offices and factories to shut and told people to stay home, reversing a move to ease a coronavirus lockdown in the Indian megacity. Mumbai and its surrounds are usually sheltered from cyclones – the last severe storm to hit the city was in 1948 – but authorities evacuated at least 100,000 people from flood-prone areas in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin