TROP­I­CAL CY­CLONE SMASHES INTO IN­DIA

Pretoria News - - World - Reuters | African News Agency (ANA)

BHUBANESWAR: Trop­i­cal cy­clone Titli slammed into In­dia’s east­ern seaboard early yes­ter­day morn­ing, de­stroy­ing huts, up­root­ing trees, snap­ping power lines and tele­phone poles and leav­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple with­out power.

Heavy winds were likely to cause a storm surge and they ex­pected low-ly­ing ar­eas in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to be in­un­dated, the In­dia Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment said.

There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of deaths, but the storm wreaked havoc on in­fras­truc­ture, ham­per­ing emer­gency work.

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