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Global News published this video item, entitled “Cyclone Tauktae: Workers evacuated from sinking barge off Mumbai coast as storm wreaks havoc inland” – below is their description.
The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast.
The navy says it has rescued 177 of the 400 people on the two barges in the Arabia Sea. Three warships, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters are scouring the sea.
Cyclone Tauktae is the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades. It had winds of up to 130 miles per hour when it came ashore in Gujarat state late Monday.
Sixteen people have been confirmed dead.
The cyclone has weakened but heavy rain is forecast in the coming days. Ross Hull has more.
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