Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India


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  • Monday, 29 May 2017

A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara, Sri Lanka May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast.

Impoverished Bangladesh, hit by cyclones every year, warned that some low-lying coastal areas were "likely to be inundated by a storm surge of four to five feet (1.2 to 1.5 metres)" above normal and raised the storm danger signal, on a scale of one to 10, to seven.

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