Baku, October 11, AZERTAC
At least eight people, including six fishermen, were killed and lakhs were left without power on Thursday as Cyclone Title hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in India destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping electric and telephone poles, Hindustan Times newspaper reported.
The fishermen were swept away at sea and another two people died in Andhra Pradesh’s Sarigujjula mandal of Srikakulam district as Cyclone Titli hit the coast, said an official release from the chief minister’s office.
About 150 fishermen from Vizianagaram district ventured into deep sea for fishing 10 days ago and six of them were swept away by the current when their boats were anchored at the coast in Ganjam of Odisha following a cyclone warning, it is said.
In another incident, two out of 67 boats engaged by fishermen from Kakinada for the catch in the sea a few days ago are yet to be traced.
Cyclone “Titli,” with gusts of up to 165 kph (100 mph), made landfall in the Srikakulam district early on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said. Gopalpur in Odisha reported surface winds at 126 kmph and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh recorded wind speed of 56 kmph.
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