Watch: Cyclone Fani damages student hostel in Bhubaneswar

This video from a student shows the destructive power of the severe cyclone

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Videos shared by the Bhubaneswar college student, Aman Pratap Singh, showed doors and windows being damaged by the storm, and students shouting in the background.

Singh told Reuters that some four hundred students in his hostel have moved to the dining room in the ground floor for safety.

Tropical Cyclone Fani, the strongest to hit India in five years, spent days building up power in the northern reaches of the Bay of Bengal before it struck the coast of the state of Odisha at around 8 a.m., the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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