Storm threatens 25 000 homes in India

2013-11-21 18:49
A bolt of lightning strikes above the Golden Temple, Sikh’s holiest shrine, in Amritsar, India, Friday. (Sanjeev Syal, AP)

A bolt of lightning strikes above the Golden Temple, Sikh’s holiest shrine, in Amritsar, India, Friday. (Sanjeev Syal, AP)

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Hyderbad - An official says about 25 000 people have been evacuated from coastal villages in southern India as a strong cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal.

Andhra Pradesh state Revenue Minister Raghvira Reddy says the cyclone is expected to hit four districts of the state on Friday with wind speeds of up to 110km/h.

The India Meteorological Department said on Thursday a storm surge of about up to 1.5m and heavy rainfall were expected to flood low-lying areas.

Last month, India's eastern coast was hit by Cyclone Phailin, which killed 25 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in Orissa state.

The evacuation of about 1 million residents kept the toll from rising higher.

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