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A destroyed church in Orissa's Kandhamal district, after it was allegedly stormed by Hindu fundamentalists. November 6, 2008. .In this district, some 400 km southwest of the state capital Bhubaneswar, at least 55 people  died and thousands fled their homes as a result of the Hindu violence against Christians in the coastal state of Orissa..The Catholic church accused police of failing to protect defenceless priests and nuns.