Cyclone kills scores in India, Bangladesh

At least 87 people have been killed in a powerful cyclone that slammed Bangladesh and neighboring India, officials said Tuesday. Some 59 deaths occurred in Bangladesh when Cyclone Aila struck Monday, said Sultanul Islam Chowdhury, a deputy secretary with the country’s ministry of food and disaster management. More than 2.4 million people have been affected and at least 34,000 homes destroyed, he said.