News Brief 10/13/2013, Cheshvan 9, 5774
India: 7 Killed in Cyclone Phailin
A large-scale tropical storm hit India's eastern shores on Saturday, with powerful winds and heavy down-pour equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.
State authorities in the Orissa province of India have reported at least seven deaths as a result of Cyclone Phailin. Extensive damage to crops, communications, and other infrastructure have been reported, as well.