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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on 29 May 2017. Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

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Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country's south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds.

The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox's Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Bangladesh's Meteorological Department said.

Authorities have been moving more than one million people to shelters.

Parts of India and Myanmar are also expected to be affected.

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