Death toll due to Titli goes up in Odisha

first_imgA disturbing picture is emerging in Odisha as reports of deaths and missing persons due to cyclone Titli and floods have started to come in from the remote areas of Gajapati and Ganjam districts.As per unofficial reports, over 37 people have died or are missing in these two districts since the landfall of the cyclone on October 11. Reports of eight more deaths have also been reported from other parts of the State.Most of the deaths are yet to be confirmed by the administration as officials claim that they are busy with restoration and relief work. The highest number of deaths was reported from Gajapati district. Till Sunday evening, at least 25 deaths had been reported from the district. Authorities have confirmed the death of 13 persons in the landslide at Baraghara village under the Gangabada panchayat of Raigada block. The bodies of 13 persons, including five women and five children, were found on Sunday. Tribal leader of the area, Haribandhu Karjee, said the dead could not get a proper funeral because of the delay in the arrival of administrative officials to record these deaths.On Sunday, reports of two more deaths in Gangabada panchayat due to wall collapse came to the fore — the victims were a woman of Badapachhia village and an old man of Khambagaon.Andhra fishermen In Ganjam district, the bodies of two fishermen from Andhra Pradesh were located near the Gopalpur port. Another Andhra fisherman was reported to be missing. Meanwhile, problems of electricity, drinking water and food materials continued in cyclone and flood-hit remote areas of Ganjam and Gajapati districts on Sunday. Power supply has not yet been restored in most interior parts of Gajapati. Drinking water problem continued even in Paralakhemundi, the district headquarter town of Gajapati.last_img

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