Cyclone Titli Kills 24 in Odisha; 60 Lakh Affected
Cyclone Titli left 24 people dead in Odisha while at least 8 people have died in Andhra Pradesh.
Cyclone Titli left behind massive destruction in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, leving 24 people dead in Odisha and affecting 12 lakh people in 872 villages in Andhra Pradesh.
The cyclone left at least eight people dead in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
- The death toll in Odisha rose to 24 on Sunday
- At least 8 people have died in Andhra Pradesh
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has constituted a 2-member committee of ministers to oversee the relief and restoration operations
- Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu has written to PM Modi requesting Rs 1200 Crore as aid
Death toll climbs to 24 as flood situation improves in Odisha
The death toll in Cyclone Titli-hit Odisha rose to 24 on Sunday, 14 October, after two more bodies were pulled out of the rubble brought by a landslide in Gajapati district, even as the flood situation in the state improved marginally, officials told PTI.
Heavy rains pounded Odisha over the last three days following the cyclone's landfall on Gopalpur in the southwestern part of the state.
Fifteen people were killed in the Friday landslide in Gajapati's Barghar area, around 50 km from the district headquarters town of Paralakhemundi, Sub-Divisional Police Officer TP Patra said.
He said while 13 bodies were found Saturday night, two more bodies were pulled out of the rubble Sunday morning.
Odisha CM Announces Relief for Families
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced that affected families of Ganjam, Gajapati and Gunupur sub-division of Rayagada will be given relief for 15 days. On an average a family of 4 members will be assisted with more than Rs 3000 as relief.
Odisha CM Conducts Aerial Survey
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada on Saturday. He assured that all relief work and restoration was underway.
‘I shall have a meeting this evening in Bhubaneshwar after which I will announce a package for flood-affected people. Once we do a detailed research into this then we will decide how much fund to ask from Centre,’ he said.
At least 12 feared dead, four missing
At least 12 people are feared dead and four missing in the landslide triggered by heavy rain after cyclone Titli lashed across Odisha's Gajapati district, Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi said, reported PTI.
The district collector of Gajapati was asked to visit the spot to ascertain the situation and give a detailed report. Financial assistance will be provided to those who have been affected, as per government provisions, he assured.
The area where the landslide took place was remote and the roads to location have been blocked by uprooted trees.
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