The death toll in Odisha due to the devastating cyclone Fani has touched 64 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 39 according to official estimates released by the Odisha government.
Puri was followed by Khordha (9), Cuttack (6), Jajpur (4), Mayurbhanj (4) and Kendrapada (3) in the casualty list.
According to government data, livestock casualties are over 34 lakh and over 1.65 crore people were adversely affected by ‘Fani’ in the state.
Massive damage to power infrastructure in the state particularly in the districts of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, and Kendrapada has also been reported.
“In Puri district, extensive damage has occurred to kutcha houses. As per the report received so far, 1,89,095 houses have been damaged in Puri. Structures of temporary street vendors have been completely damaged.
Cyclone Fani which made landfall in Puri district on May 3 left a trail of destruction in the state.