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    Mass evacuations as Cyclone Phailin strikes eastern India

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Cyclone Phailin has struck the coast of India after sweeping across the Bay of Bengal, bringing some gusts of wind of over 300 kilometres an hour.

    The sea is expected to rise by three or four metres, with predictions that the storm will be the worst the region has seen in over a decade.

    Mass evacuations have taken place in the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.