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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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12 death and 4 missing after Titli devastes Odisha , cyclone shifts to Bengal



Due to the the cyclone 'Titli' there is a flood-like condition in many parts of Odisha.  About 3 lakh people have been affected by the storm. After the torrential rains in Gajapati district of Odisha, 12 people were killed in landslide, while 4 people were reported missing. The death of 8 people has been confirmed by the storm in Andhra Pradesh.
According to sources from MET department , the cyclonic winds,  although have lower the intensity are moving towards Bengal.However, in the coastal areas of West Bengal, there is a possibility of strong winds and rain during the next 24 hours.
Special Relief Commissioner B P. Sethi told PTI on Saturday that some villagers took shelter under a cave-like structure during heavy rains on Friday evening in Gajapati district, during which landlide incident took place. Sethi said, "12 people have died due to landslides in Bargarh village under Raigad block of Gajapati district. 4 people are considered missing until the debri is cleared."

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