Evacuees will be required to wear masks and encouraged to wear gloves while in the shelters. Photo: EPA

India and Bangladesh to evacuate 2 million people as Cyclone Amphan approaches

  • Amphan is expected to weaken before it hits India’s eastern states and the south and southwestern coasts of Bangladesh, but still pack winds of up to 175km/h (109mph)
  • Bangladesh officials warned it could become the worst storm to hit the region since Cyclone Sidr in November 2007, which killed more than 3,000 people
Topic |   Extreme weather
Evacuees will be required to wear masks and encouraged to wear gloves while in the shelters. Photo: EPA
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