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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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'Few casualties' despite 'severe' damage from cyclone

Charity Save the Children has told ITV News that he fears there will "severe damage", after a huge cyclone hit the east coastline of India.

Devendra Tak, the national manager of media and communications for the charity said that despite areas being "battered", buildings were "holding strong".

He added that he had not "heard of any large numbers of people becoming casualties" as of yet.

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