A partially flooded street after Cyclone Fani landfall in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Friday. Photo: AFP

At least eight reported dead, more than a million evacuated as Cyclone Fani pummels India

  • With effects felt as far away as Mount Everest, winds gusting up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour send coconut trees flying and cut off power
  • Eight people were killed, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reports; Odisha disaster management official says there are not yet any confirmed casualty figures
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A partially flooded street after Cyclone Fani landfall in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Tropical Cyclone Fani intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. Photo: AFP

Cyclonic Storm Fani is the biggest to hit India in 20 years, prompting evacuations of 800,000 people

  • Some 1,000 shelters in schools and government buildings have been set up to accommodate more than 1 million people
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Tropical Cyclone Fani intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. Photo: AFP
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