2 killed as cyclone lashes eastern India

Cyclone Fani leaving a trail of destruction yesterday after slamming into the tourist town of Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

With gusting winds of up to 200kmh, the cyclone was the strongest to hit the country in five years, bringing down trees and power lines and wreaking havoc in Puri. At least two people were killed, and one million evacuated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline '2 killed as cyclone lashes eastern India'. Print Edition | Subscribe