A man carries a tin sheet salvaged from the rubble of his damaged house in West Bengal, India, on Friday, May 22.
Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

In pictures: Cyclone Amphan hits India and Bangladesh

Updated 6:08 PM ET, Fri May 22, 2020

A man carries a tin sheet salvaged from the rubble of his damaged house in West Bengal, India, on Friday, May 22.
Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Cyclone Amphan made landfall in eastern India, near the Bangladeshi border, on Wednesday, May 20.

Amphan, which was the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal before it weakened, ripped apart homes, tore down trees, washed away bridges and left large predominately rural areas without power or communications. At least 90 people were killed.

Evacuation efforts in India and Bangladesh are being complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, as relief teams grapple with how to get millions of people to safety while also protecting them against the risk of Covid-19.