A powerful cyclone has ripped through eastern India, killing at least two people and damaging dozens of homes as authorities tried to move more than a million people to safety from low-lying areas as Cyclone Yaas approaches the east coast. Al Jazeera reports that the freak cyclone, that some experts said was linked to the incoming storm, snapped electricity lines, which electrocuted two people, and damaged about 45 houses in West Bengal. Yaas, the second cyclone to hit the country in a week, is meanwhile expected to make landfall later today with storm surges of up to 4 metres likely to inundate low-lying coastal areas and predictions of large-scale damage.