9 dead as severe cyclone Titli hits eastern Indian coast

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A powerful cyclone has swept into eastern India, leaving at least 9 people dead and destroying hundreds of homes, Cyclone Titli tore into coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states with winds of up to 150km/h, About 300,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying districts in Orissa, Authorities say roads are blocked and power supplies have been lost in many areas.

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