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A massive cyclone battered India and Bangladesh. The coronavirus makes recovery even harder.

Disaster management teams clear the streets of uprooted trees at Esplanade after Cyclone Amphan on May 21, 2020, in Calcutta, India. Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

A devastating cyclone pounded India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing more than 80 people and leaving thousands homeless. That will only compound the crisis those countries face from the coronavirus.

Cyclone Amphan, considered one of the most dangerous storms in recent memory, wiped out bridges, trees, electric lines, and homes after making landfall. The storm was weaker than expected once it hit the region’s coastline, but it still left a wake of destruction, forcing many to live without power or shelter.

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