Woman dodges falling tree during cyclone Taukte in Mumbai, India

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This is the scary moment a woman narrowly escaped from being crushed by a falling tree when cyclone Taukte hit Mumbai, Maharashtra in the west coast of India.

CCTV footage shows a woman holding an umbrella when the huge tree was uprooted and landed only inches away from her on May 17 afternoon.

She emerged unscathed from the near miss but the storm left a trail of destruction on streets in the area, with trees blown over and signs torn from buildings.

Cyclone Taukte has killed at least 12 in the state of Maharashtra and at least 13 in Gujarat.

Mumbai was earlier hit with wind speed 115 kmph on Monday. Officials had to shut the airport and Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge for hours.

The cyclone is expected to weaken into a deep depression as it moves north-northeastwards.