Cyclone Phailin survivors still await rescue as aid workers warn a million will need help
Monday 14 October 2013
A mass evacuation saved thousands of people from India’s fiercest cyclone in 14 years, but aid workers warned a million would need help after their homes and livelihoods were destroyed.
Cyclone Phailin was expected to dissipate within 36 hours, after losing momentum on Sunday as it headed inland after making landfall from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 125 mph that ripped apart tens of thousands of thatched huts, mangled power lines and tore down trees.
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