Cyclone weakens in India

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By Laura Marrinan
NEW DEHLI -Tropical Storm Nilam began to weaken Thursday in southern India after displacing 150,000 people and killing at least six, NBC reported.

About 8,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters and eight deaths were reported, according to CNN.

"We are in the process of making a full assessment of the damage," said M. Jayaraman, joint commissioner of revenue administration for the state government, according to the New York Times. "But we know that eight people have died and a total of 8,556 people from coastal districts in Tamil Nadu were affected due to Nilam."

An oil tanker with 37 people moved into choppy waters on Wednesday and capsized leaving at least six crew members missing, CNN reported.

The New York Times reported a fisherman finding 16 of the sailors on the boat, and that the coast guard sent out five helicopters and three boats to search for the remaining sailors.

Power supplies were disrupted and winds reached up to 62 miles per hour during the storm, the New York Times reported.

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