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India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

Updated : May 04, 2019 03:24 PM IST

Officials are trying to find out if there are any casualties from Cyclone Fani, after one of the biggest storms to hit the eastern coast in decades tore through the state of Odhisha, causing heavy damage to infrastructure.

Motorcycles lie on a street in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha. Cyclone Fani tore through India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 205 kilometres (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest as it approached Kolkata. (AP Photo)
Motorcycles lie on a street in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha. Cyclone Fani tore through India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 205 kilometres (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest as it approached Kolkata. (AP Photo)
Uprooted trees block a road in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha. (AP Photo)
Uprooted trees block a road in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha. (AP Photo)
An auto-rickshaw and uprooted trees lie along a road in Puri district. (AP Photo)
An auto-rickshaw and uprooted trees lie along a road in Puri district. (AP Photo)
Uprooted trees lie as others stand amid gusty winds in Puri district. (AP Photo)
Uprooted trees lie as others stand amid gusty winds in Puri district. (AP Photo)
A road is littered with fallen structures in Puri. (AP Photo)
A road is littered with fallen structures in Puri. (AP Photo)
A plainclothes policeman announces an evacuation alert after Cyclone Fani at a railway crossing in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A plainclothes policeman announces an evacuation alert after Cyclone Fani at a railway crossing in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A plainclothes policeman announces alert on the banks of Hooghly river in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A plainclothes policeman announces alert on the banks of Hooghly river in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Civic workers put up a barricade to prevent public entry towards a riverside park near Hooghly river in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Civic workers put up a barricade to prevent public entry towards a riverside park near Hooghly river in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Locals shift their goats in a country boat to safer places in river Brahmaputra in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Locals shift their goats in a country boat to safer places in river Brahmaputra in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Locals shift their goats in a country boat to safer places in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Locals shift their goats in a country boat to safer places in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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