Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast killing two

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GOPALPUR, India (AP) — A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles yesterday in eastern India, where two people were killed and nearly 300,000 moved to higher ground. The cyclone named Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kilometres per hour when it came onshore, the India Meteorological Department said. It spread rain widely in coastal districts of Orissa state and also hit northern parts of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh state.  More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin