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33 killed as Cyclone Thane hits southeast India

 People walk past fallen trees as they run for cover from heavy rain in Pondicherry, India, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. India's weather office has warned r...
 The Marina beach stands deserted after Cyclone Thane hit the area, in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. The cyclone brought heavy rains and gale...

India Cyclone Warning

People walk past fallen trees as they run for cover from heavy rain in Pondicherry, India, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. India's weather office has warned r...

India Cyclone

The Marina beach stands deserted after Cyclone Thane hit the area, in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. The cyclone brought heavy rains and gale...

Officials and news reports say 33 people have been killed in heavy rains and winds unleashed by a cyclone over India's southeastern coast.
M. Jayalalitha, the top elected official of Tamil Nadu state, says the storm claimed 26 lives in four districts of the state on Friday, including when houses collapsed. Some victims died of electrocution.
The Press Trust of India news agency said an additional seven people died in and around the southern town of Pondicherry.
Weather officials say Cyclone Thane weakened overnight.


Updated : 2021-01-27 00:50 GMT+08:00