An Indian woman carries away a branch of an uprooted tree from Cyclone Phailin
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India cyclone: Locals take clear-up into their own hands

The BBC has found local people taking the clear-up operation after India's cyclone Phailin into their own hands.

The cyclone wrecked many coastal homes, uprooted trees and blocked roads in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states.

A disaster management authority official said 14 people had died, 13 of them in Orissa.

Some have begun to return to their homes, from where Andrew North reports.

  • 13 Oct
  • From the section India
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