26 dead after storm smashed oilfield boat near Mumbai

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    India has deployed naval vessels and aircraft to scour the waters off its storm-hit west coast after authorities reported 26 deaths as Cyclone Tauktae sank an oilfield accommodation barge near Mumbai. Most of the 261 on board were rescued, but the search continued for 49 people still missing. The storm also left a trail of destruction and killed more than 60 other people as it pummeled two coastal states.

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