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1 million evacuated as Fani hits Odisha coast

May 03, 2019 07:04 IST

Almost 1 million people have been evacuated to temporary shelters in Odisha as Cyclone Fani made a landfall today. Fani is being billed as the most severe cyclonic storm since the super cyclone of 1999. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie on its path. All flights from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled from midnight, Kolkata airport will be shut between 9.30 pm on Friday to till 6 pm on Saturday. The Railways has cancelled more than 200 trains that pass along the coast.

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