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Thousands Flee Cyclone in Southern India

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as a cyclone slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal.

Officials say that Cyclone Nilam left at least two people dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.

India's Meteorological Department said Nilam made landfall at the coastal city of Mahabalipuram, south of Chennai, which is a popular tourist destination. About 4,000 people were evacuated from the area.

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