Indian navy rescues workers at sea following cyclone

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    Indian navy ships worked through the night to recover the bodies of 37 people aboard a barge that sank off Mumbai as a powerful storm lashed the region this week, an official said on May 20. Hopes were fading for the 38 people still missing since the cyclone hit on Thursday. Navy spokesman Mehul Karnik said five ships, a surveillance aircraft and three helicopters were involved in the search. He said most of 188 survivors and the 37 bodies have arrived in Mumbai.

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