Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

The strong cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves to West Bengal and Meghalaya state and then on to Bangladesh.

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    The most powerful cyclone in 20 years to hit India is battering the east coast.

    Cyclone Fani has killed at least two people in Odisha state - embankments and shelters have been built in the eastern state over the past decade, but Fani has been their first test against a powerful cyclone.

    One and a quarter million Indians have left their homes to seek higher ground.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from New Delhi.


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