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Evacuations as Cyclone Hudhud hits Indian coast

Around 300,000 people have left their homes on India's south-eastern coast, as Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall.

The cyclone, classed as "very severe" by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), is pounding the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

The IMD predicts the storm will bring winds of up to 195km/h (120mph).

Sandeep Sahu of BBC Hindi reports from Orissa's capital, Bhubaneswar.

  • 12 Oct 2014
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