NEW DELHI, May 27 (UPI) -- The death toll from a cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh this week has risen to 180, officials from the two countries said Wednesday.
In Bangladesh, officials blame the cyclone Aila for 111 deaths and more than 6,600 injuries, CNN reported. In India, an emergency official reported the number of storm-related deaths rose to 69 Wednesday.
Cyclone Aila swept away nearly 180,000 homes and affected the lives of more than 3.3 million people, the official said. The cyclone made landfall Monday.
Indian officials said about 20 people died in cyclone-triggered landslides Tuesday in a rugged region of West Bengal.