28 feared dead in Indian cyclone

At least 28 people were feared dead today after a cyclone swept through India’s remote north-east Assam state.

At least 28 people were feared dead today after a cyclone swept through India’s remote north-east Assam state.

Another 300 people were injured as trees were uprooted and homes flattened yesterday in villages near Kala Pani, in Dhubri district.

“The storm raged for more than an hour and left a trail of devastation,” police superintendent Nitul Gogoi said.

Police and soldiers were pulling out people trapped in collapsed houses, he said. Kala Pani, near the Bangladesh border, is about 180 miles south of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.

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