A senior government official says a tornado swept through a rural swath of eastern India killing 10 people and injuring at least 200 others.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters after visiting the area the fast-moving storm made landfall Tuesday evening in Kendrapara district of Orissa state.

Local official Ranjan Kumar Das says the tornado touched down only for a few minutes but it destroyed about 300 homes and uprooted trees. He gave no other details.

The area is about 68 miles northwest of state capital Bhubaneshwar.