Cyclone Fani: death toll crosses 40 in India
May 11, 2019 | 3:58 PM
by Agencies
Image of the destruction left in the wake of Cyclone Fani.

New Delhi: The number of people killed in the Indian state of Odisha as a result of Cyclone Fani has risen to 41, officials said.

Out of total 41, 21 deaths were reported in the temple town of Puri, according to officials from State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC).

The storm wreaked massive destruction in eastern India. A week after the cyclone hit the state, many parts of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the state, and Puri continue to reel under its impact.

Some 15 million people in 14 districts and nearly 17,000 villages have been affected by the natural disaster, a statement by the SEOC read. It also damaged some 508,000 houses in Odisha.

In Puri, 160 people were admitted to various hospitals after the cyclone which destroyed some 189,000 houses in the district.

Sanjay Singh, Information and Public Relations Secretary, said that the water supply had been restored in affected districts and that work was underway to restore power in Bhubaneshwar and other cities.

Fani made a landfall impact on last week, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation.

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