22:49 GMT15 June 2021
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    Cyclone Tauktae, labelled an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), has ravaged many parts of western India.

    The sight of huge waves crashing against the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai have stunned netizens after footage was shared on social media. The videos emerged after Cyclone Tauktae battered India's western state of Gujarat on Monday.

    The waves can be seen thrashing the historic monument and pouring over surrounding barriers. The cyclone has left a trail of destruction in India's financial capital and the coastal areas of Gujarat as winds reached speeds of up to 114 kph. 

    The storm intensified late on Monday night; at least six people have been killed in Maharashtra and four people in Gujarat. 

    The water also breached the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, which is next to the Gateway of India. Take a look at some of the videos shared by locals on Twitter: 


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