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India braces for Cyclone Phailin

More than 200,000 people in India are being evacuated as a massive cyclone is sweeping through the Bay of Bengal towards the east coast.

Cyclone Phailin, categorised as "very severe" by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states on Saturday evening.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 12 Oct 2013
  • From the section India
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