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11 killed as Cyclone Thane hits southeast India

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People walk past fallen sign boards and other trash caused by heavy winds in Pondicherry, India, on Dec. 30, 2011. India's weather office has warned residents along parts of the country's southeastern coast that Cyclone Thane is likely to cause heavy rains and gale-force winds.

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People take shelter during heavy rain and wind in Pondicherry on Dec. 30, 2011.

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Motorcyclists drive past fallen trees during heavy rain and winds in Pondicherry on Dec. 30, 2011.

The Associated Press reports from NEW DELHI:

A cyclone brought heavy rains and gale-force winds to India's southeastern coast, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and damaging homes.

The India Meteorological Department said Friday morning that Cyclone Thane was centered in the Indian Ocean, 22 miles southwest of the town of Pondicherry. Continue reading.

Cyclone Thane has brought heavy rains and gale-force winds to India's southeastern coast, killing at least 11 people. Msnbc's Richard Lui reports.