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Thousands flee cyclone on India’s east coast

Indian residents walk along a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour as cyclone Phethai approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai on December 16, 2018. (Photo: ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Cyclone Phethai has resulted in the death of one person and forced many to flee their homes on India’s east coast. Cyclone Phethai brought with it heavy rains to the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. Packed with winds up to 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour, the powerful cyclone fell thousands of trees and uprooted electricity pylons. According to official data cited by AFP, 10,600 people were moved to relief camps after being evacuated from the worst affected districts. The cyclone has since lost some strength and was moving westwards into the mainland, bringing heavy rains along its…

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