Most of the storm’s damage and deaths occurred along the Bay of Bengal coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu state and the former French enclave of Pondicherry.
Officials said that Thane’s maximum sustained winds of 85 mph heavily damaged about 50,000 thatched huts.
The deaths were mainly due to electrocution and from walls collapsing during the storm.
Thane quickly lost force after making landfall, eventually dissipating before its remnants reached India’s Arabian sea coast.
Cyclone Thane Track
Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS