UK offers to help Cyclone Phailin victims

David Cameron said the UK would do what it could to help ease the "shocking" devastation caused in India by Cyclone Phailin.

The Prime Minister tweeted:

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The devastation caused by Cyclone #Phailin is shocking. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected. The UK will do what it can to help.

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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.