Love in the time of Hudhud: Breathtaking photos of man rescuing his wife in Odisha

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 01:17 IST

Cyclone Hudhud left a swathe of destruction in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, but the loss of life appeared limited after tens of thousands of people sought safety in storm shelters, aid workers and officials said. The cyclone struck just before midday on Sunday, bringing torrential rain and winds of nearly 200 kmph.

As the two states estimated the damage Hudhud had caused, photos of a man rescuing his wife at Gopalpur beach in Odisha made headlines. Little is known about the couple but they are safe. Here are images of their encounter with Hudhud.

Even as state authorities tried their best to restrict human casualties due to cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Sunday, revellers made their task tougher by ignoring all warnings to catch a glimpse of the rough sea. (Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo)

On Sunday, police officers kept blowing whistles and waving batons to drive people away from the beach but to no avail. "We have come to Gopalpur after a long time. How can we go back without enjoying our time on the beach," said Atanu Ghosh, a tourist from West Bengal. (Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo)

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