Cyclone Hudhud left a swathe of destruction in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, but the loss of life appeared limited after tens of thousands of people sought safety in storm shelters, aid workers and officials said. The cyclone struck just before midday on Sunday, bringing torrential rain and winds of nearly 200 kmph.
As the two states estimated the damage Hudhud had caused, photos of a man rescuing his wife at Gopalpur beach in Odisha made headlines. Little is known about the couple but they are safe. Here are images of their encounter with Hudhud.