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Cyclone 'Titli' leaves eight dead in AP, causes widespread damage

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

The "very severe" cyclonic storm, "Titli", left eight people dead, besides causing widespread damage in and districts of north coastal Thursday, the (SDMA) said.

The cyclone threw normal life out of gear as heavy to very heavy rains started lashing the two districts since late Wednesday night.

Eight people were killed in different storm-related incidents.

While a 62-year-old woman died at Gudivada Agraharam village after an uprooted tree fell on her, a 55-year-old man died in a house collapse at Rotanasa village in district, the SDMA said.

The (CMO) informed that six fishermen, who had put out to sea, were killed.

Of the 67 fishing boats that had ventured into the sea over the last few days from Kakinada in district, 65 had returned to the shore safely, the CMO said.

Efforts were on to bring back the remaining two boats safely, it added in a release.

The suffered extensive damage in district, while the was also vastly affected.

More than 2,000 electric poles were uprooted by strong winds.

The Distribution Company that caters to the of the north coastal districts reported that the power distribution system for 4,319 villages and six towns was affected in Srikakulam district.

Traffic on the was also hit at places like Tekkali due to uprooted trees.

The in the district has also been hit.

The South Central Railway as well as the Railway cancelled several trains while some were terminated midway.

A few express trains were diverted via other regions.

Horticulture crops suffered extensive damage in Srikakulam district while paddy suffered damage in

Coconut plantations, banana and mango trees were the worst hit in the "very severe" cyclonic storm, according to a preliminary report prepared by the SDMA.

The Palasa, Vajrapukottur, Nandigam areas recorded 28.02 cm of rainfall followed by Kotabommali (24.82 cm), Santabommali (24.42 cm), Itchapuram (23.76 cm) and Tekkali (23.46 cm).

The other mandals in Srikakulam district recorded rainfall ranging from 2 cm to 13.26 cm, the CMO said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 15:20 IST
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