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Eight people have died after a severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power lines in eastern India. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 95mph when it came onshore, the India Meteorological Department said. It spread rain widely in coastal districts of Orissa state and also hit northern parts of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Eight people died from drowning, wall collapses and fallen trees in the Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh. A truck driver comes out from his vehicle to take shelter near Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal coast (AP). More than 300,000 people were forced to move to higher ground, schools were closed and air and train travel... Full story

11 October