Tropical Cyclone Fani has barrelled into eastern India, killing at least nine people.
The storm has reportedly killed at least eight people in India and one person in Bangladesh — some hit by flying trees and lumps of concrete carried by ferocious winds.
Eight people were killed in Odisha, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported, including a teenage boy crushed under a tree and a woman hit by concrete debris.
A million people were evacuated before it made landfall. Howling winds gusting up to 200km/h uprooted scores of trees, while torrential rain obscured the deserted streets in Puri and the state capital Bhubaneswar
Fani spent days building up power in the northern reaches of the Bay of Bengal before it struck the coast of the state of Odisha, the state-run India Meteorological Department said
Cyclone tracker Tropical Storm Risk put Fani as a powerful category four storm on a scale of one to five. Hundreds of disaster management personnel were deployed in the state, and doctors and other medical staff were told to defer any leave until May 15. Neighbouring West Bengal also planned to shut down the airport at Kolkata, its state capital