India Scours Sea After Barge Sinks, 2nd Adrift After Cyclone
Cyclone Tauktae is the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades.
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NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast. The navy said it has rescued 177 of the 400 people on the two barges in the Arabia Sea. Three warships, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters joined the rescue operations and were scouring the sea, the…