Cyclone Kills 90 in Bangladesh, India

Hundreds of thousands flee as Aila lashes Bengal region
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 4:54 AM CDT
Pedestrians walk over an uprooted tree in Calcutta, India, yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – At least 90 people were killed when a cyclone ripped into Bangladesh and eastern India yesterday, Reuters reports. Tens of thousands of others lost their homes and crops as Cyclone Aila caused tidal waves and flooding. Troops in both countries are scrambling to rescue marooned people and deliver emergency supplies. Many people are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise significantly.