Cyclone Tauktae LIVE: 26 bodies recovered off Bombay High; death toll climbs to 45 in Gujarat

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 18: Owners of the fishing boats try to salvage their damaged boats at Khar Danda as Cyclone Tauktae wrecked havoc with strong winds and heavy rain across the coastline on May 18, 2021 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 18: Owners of the fishing boats try to salvage their damaged boats at Khar Danda as Cyclone Tauktae wrecked havoc with strong winds and heavy rain across the coastline on May 18, 2021 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

As many as 26 bodies were recovered at sea off Bombay High after Barge P-305 sank due to Cyclonic storm Tauktae. The death toll in Gujarat has mounted to 45. Despite rapid weakening, the remnants of Cyclone are expected to dump heavy rain across Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. In Mumbai, the search operation for 78 missing people onboard barge P-305 is still on, said officials.

The cyclone will enter Rajasthan by late Tuesday night, and will weaken by May 20, said Radhey Shyam Sharma, regional director of the meteorological department. The seven districts affected by the storm are Jalore, Sirohi, Udaipur, Pali, Dungarpur, Chittorgarh, and Rajsamand in the southern part of the state.

Meanwhile, light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40 Km/h would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi & NCR (Badurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida) Panipat, Gannaur, Sonipat, Gohana, Bahajoi, IMD tweeted. (Text - News18)

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