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In PICS: When Cyclone Nisarga hit India

After hitting the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone 'Nisarga' weakened into intensity in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas

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Mumbai Updated on: June 03, 2020 23:25 IST
NDRF personnel clear uprooted trees from a road following
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NDRF personnel clear uprooted trees from a road following gusty winds as Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, at Alibag, in Raigad. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon

After hitting the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone 'Nisarga' weakened into intensity in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said losses have been reported from coastal Konkan and some other regions. He said that orders have been issued to carry out spot inspections to assess the damages caused by the cyclone.

Here is a selection of pictures as Cyclone Nisarga made its presence felt:

India Tv - A house damaged during Cyclone Nisarga, at Roha in Raigad, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon

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A house damaged during Cyclone Nisarga, at Roha in Raigad, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon

India Tv - Destruction and damage caused by cyclone Nisarga, at Chinchwad in Pune, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon

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Destruction and damage caused by cyclone Nisarga, at Chinchwad in Pune, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon

"The unity exhibited by the people will help bring Maharashtra out of all crises," the CM said in a statement. He also expressed grief over the two deaths reported from the state due to the cyclone-related incidents.

India Tv - A view of the rough sea in Kozhikode, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after the cyclonic storm Nisarga made landfall at Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast at around 1 pm

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A view of the rough sea in Kozhikode, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after the cyclonic storm Nisarga made landfall at Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast at around 1 pm

"Thanking all who protected Maharashtra along with Mumbai in the face of the Nisarga cyclone which had hovered over Maharashtra at a time when the state is already grappling with COVID-19. But we all warded it (the cyclone crisis) off. The people and administration fought hard and mitigated the intensity of the crisis," the chief minister said.

India Tv - A tree fell on a house after rains and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Nisarga, in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Wednesday

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A tree fell on a house after rains and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Nisarga, in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Wednesday

Thackeray said Maharashtra has blessings of Mumbadevi of Mumbai and Lord Vitthala of Pandharpur.

He said the state cannot thank enough its civic officials, district administrations, disaster management authority and medical squads for their work during the cyclone crisis.

India Tv - Passersby look at a bus that skidded on the Western Express highway during heavy rain, in Santacruz, Mumbai, Wednesday

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Passersby look at a bus that skidded on the Western Express highway during heavy rain, in Santacruz, Mumbai, Wednesday

"None can withstand the fury of nature, but Maharashtra is united and strong in the face of crisis and the cyclone has shown this. This unity will help us bring the state out of all the crises, Thackeray said.

(with PTI inputs)

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