Powerful cyclone Fani death toll reportedly hits 41 in East of India

Powerful cyclone Fani death toll reportedly hits 41 in East of India
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  • calendar-gray 09 May 2019

The death toll from the powerful cyclone Fani, which hit the eastern Indian state of Odisha last week, reached 41 people on Wednesday, local media reported, citing officials, APAreports quoting sputniknews.

The death toll previously stood at 29 people.

According to local officials, as cited by the NDTV broadcaster, the government's top priority at the moment is to restore water and electricity grids. The Odisha state capital's electric grid should be fixed by 12 May, the broadcaster added.

Over 1 million people across Odisha were evacuated and relocated to camps for temporary staying because of the devastating cyclone. On Sunday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a relief package for the affected Indians, including cash, rice and polythene sheets.

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