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People in India evacuate ahead of cyclone Biparjoy's expected landfall


Residents of India’s coastal regions evacuate ahead of Cyclone Biparjoy landfall

Thousands of people were evacuated from the coastal regions of India that were on high alert on Wednesday 14 June, ahead of Cyclone Biparjoy’s expected landfall.

Fishing activities have been suspended in India and neighbouring Pakistan until Friday.

Residents living within three miles of the coast in Gujarat were evacuated, and those living within six miles may also have to move out, officials have said.

Four people have been killed so far in incidents related to the cyclone, while the Press Trust of India news agency said nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps in Gujarat.

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