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Cyclone Fani kills at least 33 in Odisha, hundreds of thousands homeless

Updated : 2019-05-05 17:53:36

Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday. At least 33 people were killed after cyclone Fani struck Odisha on Friday but a million people emerged unscathed after they moved into storm shelter ahead of landfall. The death toll could have been much greater if not for the massive evacuation in the days before the storm made landfall, officials said.

People walk past damaged trees following Cyclone Fani in Puri district. (REUTERS/R. Narendra)
People walk past damaged trees following Cyclone Fani in Puri district. (REUTERS/R. Narendra)
A damaged warehouse is pictured following Cyclone Fani in Puri district. (REUTERS/R. Narendra)
A damaged warehouse is pictured following Cyclone Fani in Puri district. (REUTERS/R. Narendra)
Cars are damaged by an uprooted tree in a residential area following Cyclone Fani in Bhubaneswar. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
Cars are damaged by an uprooted tree in a residential area following Cyclone Fani in Bhubaneswar. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
A woman carries pitchers next to uprooted trees and a fallen signboard following Cyclone Fani in Khordha district. (REUTERS/R Narendra)
A woman carries pitchers next to uprooted trees and a fallen signboard following Cyclone Fani in Khordha district. (REUTERS/R Narendra)
A police officer rests as he sits on a damaged wall following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
A police officer rests as he sits on a damaged wall following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
A man stands next to the debris of his house following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
A man stands next to the debris of his house following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
Damaged houses are pictured following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
Damaged houses are pictured following Cyclone Fani in Puri. (REUTERS/Jatindra Dash)
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