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India: Damage from cyclone Hudhud likely to exceed $1 billion

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The Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been hit by cyclone Hudhud with massive destruction being caused.

Damage from the cyclone is being pegged at 100 billion Indian rupees ($1.63 billion), reports The Weather Channel citing The Times of India.

Huge crop damage has been reported in Andhra Pradesh.

Several flights to and from Visakhapatnam Airport had to be cancelled, while roads and railways have also been majorly hit.

Power lines were also affected. Six people have been killed so far, the BBC reported.

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