A cyclone is lashing areas on India’s west coast after making landfall near the densely populated city of Mumbai.
The eye of Cyclone Nisarga narrowly missed the megacity as it slammed into Maharashtra state. There are warnings it may trigger big storm surges.
Officials moved tens of thousands of people along the coast to higher ground as the storm approached.
India’s most populous city has 20 million residents and has also been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mobile phone footage of the storm in Raigad, about 50km (30 miles) south of Mumbai, showed huge waves crashing into the shore, with trees being whipped into a frenzy by the strong winds. Images showed the storm ripped tin roofs off buildings.
However, in Mumbai, things were a little calmer.
“Winds have been stronger than what we’ve seen before, but the rain is a lot less than a bad monsoon day,” said the BBC’s Yogita Limaye in the city.