Death toll due to Cyclone Fani in Odisha rose to 35; 1031 public health facilities, nearly 6000 5244 school buildings damaged

Bhubaneswar: Death toll due to Cyclone Fani in Odisha rose to 35 . As many as 35 people have reportedly died due to Cyclone ‘Fani’, which hit the Odisha coast on May 3, according to a report of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

While the highest 21 deaths have been reported from Puri district, four each has been reported from Mayurbhanj and Jajpur districts and three each received from Kendrapada and Cuttack districts, informed the SEOC.

The report further informed that as many as 1,40,60,602 people under 16,074 villages in 155 blocks and 51 urban local bodies spread over 14 districts have been affected in the cyclonic storm. The affected districts are Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Dehankanal, Mayurbhanj, Baleswar, Bhadrak and Angul.

In Puri district, extensive damages have occurred to all kutcha houses. As many as 160 persons in Puri and three persons in Bhubaneswar have been injured and admitted to the hospital. Huge numbers of trees have been uprooted, resulting in disruption in road communication in Puri, Khordha and Bhubaneswar cities. As many as 1031 public health facilities like, MCH, DHH, SDH, CHCs, PHCs, have been damaged. Besides, 5244 primary school buildings, 547 secondary school buildings damaged. Fifty per cent of plants have been damaged in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Paradip. Clearing of roads and power restoration are in full swing.

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