Cyclone Fani: 8 Dead in Odisha, Over 150 Reported Injured

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : May 3, 2019 12:46

Cyclone Fani, which made landfall in Odisha in the early hours of Friday, 3 May, has killed at least eight people.

Over 150 people have also been reportedly injured, as the storm makes its way towards West Bengal.

Large areas in Puri and other places were submerged as heavy rains battered the entire coastal belt of the state.

The Odisha state government has advised people not to step out of their houses. The roof of an undergraduate hostel at AIIMS Bhubaneswar was blown off due to the impact of the cyclone.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said over Rs 1,000 crore had been released in advance for the states affected by Cyclone Fani.

Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said the DGCA will be issuing revised advisories to airlines as and when necessary.

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