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Cyclone Fani: trains, flights cancelled, evacuations underway

May 03, 2019 10:00 IST

India is bracing for an extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani as it moves closer to coastal Odisha, ahead of its expected time. The storm, which is being seen as the country’s worst cyclone in five years, is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal upon its landfall on Friday afternoon. An estimated 10,000 villages and 52 towns in Odisha will be affected by the cyclonic storm. Around 223 trains, along Odisha coastline of Kolkata-Chennai route, have been cancelled till May 4, while all flights to and from Bhubaneswar airport for Friday have been cancelled.

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