Gaja cyclone hits Tamil Nadu, leaves 12 dead

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 12 people dead and causing widespread destruction.Authorities said the cyclone crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. with wind speeds of about 110-120 kmph.So powerful were the gales that the roof sheets of the Nagap more