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Cyclone Fani: Powerful storm slams into eastern India coast

Published 5:46 pm | May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani has slammed into India’s eastern coastline, according to the country’s Meteorological Department.

Heavy rain has been reported in the eastern state of Orissa, also called Odisha, which is directly in the path of the storm.

The tourist town of Puri and neighbouring areas are experiencing winds with a speed of 175 km/h (108mph), which may go up to 200 km/h.

Officials say there are no casualties.

However flooding has been reported from several areas, and reports are coming in of trees falling and roofs of buildings being destroyed.

More than a million people have been evacuated from Orissa and moved to shelters while several neighbouring states have also been put on high alert.


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