Cyclone Biparjoy leaves at least two dead as it passes through India | News
Authorities from India and Pakistan reported this Friday that Cyclone Biparjoy, which made landfall the day before in the Indian state of Gujarat (west) and is advancing inland, has so far caused two fatalities, 23 injuries and forced the evacuation of a few more than 180,000 people among those nations.
Cyclone Biparjoy hits India and Pakistan
In Gujarat, a man and his son died trying to save their cattle, while the National Disaster Response Force reported 23 injuries in the towns of Dwarka, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Morbi and Rajkot, all in the aforementioned state. , and the death of 24 animals due to flooding.
More than 180,000 people left their homes to take refuge in safe areas, including 82,000 in Pakistan.
The cyclone, which made landfall late on Thursday with winds of 85 km/h and gusts of up to 105 km/h, left in its wake power outages in more than 900 Gujarat villages, as well as destroyed homes and roads, trees knocked down and swollen.
In the Indian coastal city of Mandvi, strong winds blew cargo containers into the sea at the port of Mundra, one of the largest in India.
CS BIPARJOY at 1730 hours IST of today, the 16th June, 2023 over Kutch and adjoining Pakistan about 30 km northeast of Dholavira, 190 km west of Deesa and 200 km south-southwest of Barmer. To weaken further into a deep depression around midnight of today, the 16th June. pic.twitter.com/im9pxnAskZ
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept)
June 16, 2023
Although the meteorological agencies estimated that the meteor would weaken this Friday and could degrade to a tropical depression, Biparjoy continued its movement through the Indian state of Rajasthan (north-northeast of Gujarat) and then entered Pakistan, specifically through its southern region, which last year registered severe flooding.
The director of the meteorological center of India, Manorama Mohanty, informed that during Friday and Saturday the heavy rains will continue affecting districts of Gujarat and Rajasthan. These rains could reach New Delhi (capital) and surrounding regions.
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