• Deadly Indian cyclone death toll hits 17

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    HYDERABAD, India: Workers rushed on Monday (early Tuesday in Manila) to restore communication and power links and clear roads after a cyclone battered India’s east coast, killing at least 17 people and leaving a trail of destruction. Relief centers ladled out food as officials said the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa ahead of Cyclone Hudhud’s arrival had helped avert a far larger tragedy. Most of the deaths were caused by falling trees and collapse of flimsy homes in worst-hit Andhra Pradesh.

    AFP

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