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At least 17 die in Indian cyclone

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BEHRAMPUR, India (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say mass evacuations spared India the widespread deaths many had feared from a powerful cyclone that struck the eastern coast over the weekend.

Authorities know of only 17 deaths.

Meanwhile, people have begun picking up their belongings and repairing flooded towns.

Tens of thousands of thatch homes were destroyed.

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