Cyclone Tauktae – Named after a Lizard.

Pray for them – tough times a strong cyclone and covid-19!

Beyond The Lines

Source – hindustantimes

Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in western India’s Gujarat coast on the Arabian Sea around 1:30 p.m. on 17th May. Termed as “extremely severe”, the cyclone made landfall with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph).

As of 11 a.m. EDT May 17, ANI reported that Tauktae had killed six and injured nine in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa over the weekend. Tauktae debilitated after it made landfall on Monday but at least 12 people have already died in the storm.

Source – financialtimes

More than 90 people are missing after a barge owned by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), carrying personnel was deployed for offshore drilling. When the storm struck, the barge’s anchors gave way and it began drifting off the coast of India’s Mumbai city sank amid a severe cyclone.

The Indian navy said it had rescued 177 of the 270 people aboard and that…

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