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1 killed, 10 injured as Cyclone Titli moves northeastward

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Cyclonic storm Titli left a trail of destruction in two districts of on Friday, killing one person and injuring 10 others, even as it weakened into a deep depression while moving northeastward.

The meteorological department has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the Gangetic till Saturday.

and neighbouring Jhargram districts in have been witnessing incessant rain since Thursday night.

A 35-year-old was killed when a 12-foot factory wall collapsed on him at Kharagpur in district. Ten others were injured in various rain-related incidents, P said.

In neighbouring Jhargram too, several mud houses and Durga Puja pandals collapsed owing to cyclone Titli, officials said.

According to the meteorological department, the storm system is very likely to further lose steam and turn into a depression as it moves through and enter the Gangetic West Bengal after recurving northeastwards following landfall at Gopalpur in Ganjam district of

It is, however, likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in the Gangetic West Bengal, with 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, East Burdwan, Howrah and Hooghly districts to be affected the most.

Heavy rain also is likely in Kolkata, Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum, Murshidabad, Malda, Dinajpur districts till Saturday.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off the coasts West Bengal and Odisha, deep sea areas of north and central till Saturday owing to rough to very rough sea condition.

Squall with speed of 45 to 55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph will prevail along and off the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha, the MeT department said.

Tourists at Digha and adjacent sea-side resorts have been advised not to get into any sea-bound activities till Saturday.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:25 IST