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India evacuations 'saved lives'

Mass evacuations have spared India the widespread deaths many had feared from a powerful cyclone that roared ashore over the weekend, officials said. Nearly one million people were evacuated from the coast ahead of Cyclone Phailin making landfall.

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Oxfam India 'ready and on high alert' for Cyclone Phailin

Oxfam said its team in India is "ready and on high alert" as Cyclone Phailin prepares to make landfall.

Oxfam India wrote on Twitter:

The charity said it was procuring materials such as tarpaulins and chlorine tablets for 5,000 households and has contingency stocks of water, purifiers and sanitation materials ready for deployment.

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