Up to '12 million' could lie in India cyclone path

A powerful cyclone is beating into India's east coast. At least five people are known to have died, and up to half a million others have been forced into shelters.

It is estimated up to 12 million people could lie in the path of Cyclone Phailin's 150 miles per hour winds.

Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

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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.