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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