After tearing up India’s eastern coastline, Cyclone Fani crossed the border into Bangladesh
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Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India in five years, barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday killing nine, after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India, where at least eight people reportedly died. Bangladeshi police said the nine victims perished even before the eye of the storm rumbled over the border in the morning. More than a million people living in the most vulnerable districts of Bangladesh were moved to some 4,000 shelters. Having hit land, Tropical Cyclone Fani lost some of its power and was downgraded to a “Deep Depression” by the Indian Meteorological Department. A storm surge still breached embankments to submerge dozens of villages on Bangladesh's low-lying coast, a disaster ministry official in Dhaka said.