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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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In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. Cyclones are characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure and typically bring winds, rain, high waves and storm surges to the areas they pass.
In the Atlantic and the northeastern Pacific oceans, a tropical cyclone is generally referred to as a hurricane (from the name of the ancient Central American deity of wind, Huracan), in the Indian and south Pacific oceans it is called a cyclone, and in the northwestern Pacific it is called a typhoon.
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It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.