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Cyclone Nilam: Helicopter rescue for tanker crew

Hopes are fading for five sailors who remain missing after an oil tanker ran aground in a cyclone that hit India's south-eastern coast.

Many members of the crew were earlier rescued by coast guard helicopters and boats from the city of Chennai.

Seven people were killed when Cyclone Nilam struck India with winds of up to 100km/h (60mph) and more than 100,000 people were evacuated.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder visited the beach where the tanker came ashore.

The sound on this video is of a low quality due to the windy conditions.

  • 01 Nov 2012
  • From the section Asia
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