9 dead after severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast

2 killed as Cyclone Titli smashes eastern India

An 8-year-old boy drowned in a flooded canal in Ganjam district in Orissa state, where five people were also reported missing after being swept away by flood waters, the Press Trust of India reported.

Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation suspended its bus services as uprooted trees blocked roads at several places.

The weatherman said cyclone Titli lay centred about 730 km south-southwest of Kolkata at 8.30 am Wednesday and is likely to cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam by Thursday morning. Standing crops in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts also reported damages on a massive scale.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik took stock of the situation on Wednesday and had asked district collectors evacuate people in the low-laying areas in the coastal belt.

Cyclone Titli, a very severe cyclonic storm, hit the Andhra Pradesh coast near Palasa in the southern state's Srikakulam district early on Thursday as it uprooted trees, twisted electric poles and dumped heavy rains in the area, weather officials said.

The chief secretary said so far, 10 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and eight teams of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) have been deployed in various coastal and interior districts.

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Thereafter, it is likely to re-curve northeastward, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and weaken gradually, said Director of the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas.

The holidays of officials have been put on hold in view of the approaching storm and subsequent heavy rainfall that was expected to be dumped across the state.

East Coast Railway has already announced cancellation of some trains, diversion and short-termination of trains between Vizianagaram and Khurda Road (in Odisha). Officials have also shifted 123 pregnant women to hospitals.

The IMD advised total suspension of fishing operations and shifting of coastal hutment dwellers to safe places.

Fishermen along the coast and central and north Bay of Bengal have been advised not to venture into sea till Friday.

Although no casualty from Odisha has been reported due to "very severe cyclone Titli" till 2 p.m. on Thursday, news about damages caused by the cyclone is trickling in from south Odisha districts like Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada.

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