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May 11, 1990 | Times Wire Services
A cyclone dissipated Thursday as it moved inland after leaving at least 63 people dead, about 5 million others without electricity and submerging more than 100 villages in coastal areas of southeastern India. Officials said the toll is expected to rise once remote areas cut off by the storm become accessible. By evening, wind speeds had dropped from 155 m.p.h. to about 50 m.p.h.
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August 27, 2000 | From Reuters
Under-prepared authorities battled to restore normalcy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as flooding from the heaviest rain in nearly 50 years left at least 131 people dead. Ominous, dark clouds hung over the state's capital city of Hyderabad as flood waters receded slowly and residents assessed one of the worst urban disasters in India's recent history.
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November 4, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As villagers along India's eastern shore began recovering Wednesday from a powerful storm that pummeled the coast, one of the first necessary rituals was the burning of the dead. Throughout the stretch of battered hamlets and flooded fields, the survivors of the storm bade farewell to friends and family. In this predominantly Hindu region, that meant lighting funeral pyres--even when circumstance made the ceremony crude. "Hundreds of people have been burned on this spot," said L.
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August 3, 2000 | Associated Press
Torrential rains in Tibet that sent a river surging over its banks in neighboring India have washed away 1,000 houses and killed at least 107 people, an official said Wednesday. Rescuers, hampered by two days of rain and the loss of their mules in the floods, feared many more bodies would be found in the mountain gorges when the water subsides, officials said. Thirty bridges were damaged by the downpour and flooding along a 180-mile stretch of the Sutlej River, said B. D.
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November 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
With only the clothes on their backs, hundreds of thousands of Indians left homeless by a devastating cyclone huddled in tent camps Friday as rescuers searched for bodies, brought in relief supplies and sought to prevent a cholera outbreak. The death toll from Wednesday's cyclone, which destroyed homes, crops and livestock in one of India's most fertile regions, exceeded 1,000, state and relief officials said. The search for more victims continued Friday.
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April 19, 1994 | Reuters
A storm slicing through eastern areas of India's West Bengal state and parts of Bangladesh killed at least 20 people and injured dozens, the Press Trust of India said Monday.
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May 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Medical teams and troops began a massive relief operation as the toll from the decade's worst cyclone rose to 210 dead and left thousands without food, water or power along India's southern coast. The storm's heavy rains and winds battered the Bay of Bengal coast for two days, swamping hundreds of villages, flattening thousands of homes and affecting more than 2 million people. At least 200 people died in Andhra Pradesh state, officials said, and 10 others died in neighboring Tamil Nadu state.
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December 1, 1988 | Associated Press
A powerful cyclone sweeping across low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and eastern India left at least 317 people dead and destroyed crops ready for harvest, officials and news reports said Wednesday. At least 275 fishermen were reported missing in Bangladesh from Tuesday's storm that packed 140-m.p.h. winds, heavy rain and whipped tidal waves up to 15 feet.
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September 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Heavy rainstorms battered large areas of India on Saturday, killing 36 people when houses collapsed in two northern states and leaving about 130 fishermen missing in the Arabian Sea off Bombay.
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March 20, 1988 | From Reuters
Avalanches covered two villages in the India state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least 55 people in two days and bringing deaths from 10 days of bad weather to more than 250, officials said Saturday. They said they feared the toll in the state could be much higher. The United News of India news agency said earlier that the avalanches, latest in a series of disasters caused by heavy rain and snow, claimed at least 90 lives.
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July 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 42 people died and 38 were injured when a portion of a hill collapsed on unauthorized slums in eastern Bombay, India, after more than 24 hours of heavy rain, city officials said. The tin and mud huts built into the hillside were smashed when the mud loosened because of the downpour. "Rescue work is still going on. The rain is making it very difficult to move the debris," a municipal official said.
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November 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
The death count from India's supercyclone topped 7,600 Wednesday as villagers began burning rotting corpses and animal carcasses in exchange for food and money. The federal Special Relief Commissioner's Office said 7,616 deaths had been counted, and the Red Cross predicted that the toll will climb past 10,000. Thousands of bodies remained unattended.
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November 4, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As villagers along India's eastern shore began recovering Wednesday from a powerful storm that pummeled the coast, one of the first necessary rituals was the burning of the dead. Throughout the stretch of battered hamlets and flooded fields, the survivors of the storm bade farewell to friends and family. In this predominantly Hindu region, that meant lighting funeral pyres--even when circumstance made the ceremony crude. "Hundreds of people have been burned on this spot," said L.
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November 3, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a million people remained marooned Tuesday in the villages of India's ravaged eastern coast, victims of a massive cyclone that tore through this impoverished region and overwhelmed the government's attempts to provide relief. Survivors clung to the tops of coconut trees. Bodies clogged waterways. Herds of cattle lay dead in filthy water.
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November 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Bodies hung from trees and floated through flooded villages Monday after one of the most powerful cyclones ever to strike India devastated its northeastern coast. Military helicopters finally arrived with some aid, but thousands were feared dead and millions were still left hungry and homeless. "This is the worst flooding in 100 years. I would say it is the worst in India's history," said Asim Kumar Vaishnav, chief administrator of Baleshwar, in eastern Orissa state.
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November 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Mobs looted cars and shops in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on Sunday after a cyclone that officials say may have killed thousands of people and left at least 1.5 million homeless. Villagers wielding sticks forcibly stopped passing cars and looted shops and a mill on the highway linking Bhubaneswar, the state capital, and the town of Cuttack, taking potatoes, wheat and flour, witnesses and officials said.
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November 3, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a million people remained marooned Tuesday in the villages of India's ravaged eastern coast, victims of a massive cyclone that tore through this impoverished region and overwhelmed the government's attempts to provide relief. Survivors clung to the tops of coconut trees. Bodies clogged waterways. Herds of cattle lay dead in filthy water.
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July 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 42 people died and 38 were injured when a portion of a hill collapsed on unauthorized slums in eastern Bombay, India, after more than 24 hours of heavy rain, city officials said. The tin and mud huts built into the hillside were smashed when the mud loosened because of the downpour. "Rescue work is still going on. The rain is making it very difficult to move the debris," a municipal official said.
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October 30, 1999 | Associated Press
The second deadly cyclone in two weeks hit India's densely populated east coast Friday, knocking down thousands of homes, trees, power poles and telephone lines with its 155-mph winds. Two people were killed when a wall collapsed in Orissa state. At least 30 people were injured in West Bengal state when their homes collapsed, Press Trust of India news agency said. Many more were feared dead or injured, but little was known about many areas since most telephone lines were down.
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August 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 200 people, many of them Hindu pilgrims, were feared dead after a huge landslide triggered by torrential rains hit a remote mountain road in northern India, officials said in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh state officials were struggling to launch rescue operations after Tuesday's disaster, which hit Malapa village near India's border with China. In landslides in three other parts of Uttar Pradesh, at least 37 people were killed, officials said.
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