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In Pictures: Floods, rain hit India, Bangladesh in wake of storm

Updated : 2020-05-21 15:37:23

Amphan, a powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to freshwater, electricity and communications.

Water waves break on the banks of Hooghly River as an Indian Customs department ship is moored mid-river in Kolkata.  (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Water waves break on the banks of Hooghly River as an Indian Customs department ship is moored mid-river in Kolkata.  (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A boat brings people to the land, as locals check an embankment before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh.  (AP Photo/Abu Sufian Jewel)
A boat brings people to the land, as locals check an embankment before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh.  (AP Photo/Abu Sufian Jewel)
Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows a villager standing outside his damaged house after Cyclone Amphan. (Indian Red Cross Society via AP)
This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows a villager standing outside his damaged house after Cyclone Amphan. (Indian Red Cross Society via AP)
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. (AP Photo)
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. (AP Photo)
A man covers himself with a plastic sheet and walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, Orissa.  (AP Photo)
A man covers himself with a plastic sheet and walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, Orissa.  (AP Photo)
A man walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall in Orissa. (AP Photo)
A man walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall in Orissa. (AP Photo)
 A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh on Wednesday after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus. (AP Photo)
 A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh on Wednesday after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus. (AP Photo)
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