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Hundreds of thousands evacuated ahead of Bangladesh cyclone

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With a strong cyclone approaching Bangladesh on Saturday, authorities used more than 50,000 volunteers and officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to shelters across the low-lying delta nation s vast coastal region. More than 300,000 people had already moved to safer places and up to 1.8 million were expected to be evacuated by the evening, said Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh s junior disaster management minister. Cyclone Bulbul was moving over the Bay of Bengal and...


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