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Furious Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha, will weaken and move to Bangladesh

May 03, 2019 16:04 IST
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Cyclone Fani makes landfall in Odisha’s Puri districtThe furious cyclone hit several parts of Odisha with a wind velocity of 175 km/hr. India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Fani will move towards Bangladesh after weakening. Around 1.1 million people in Odisha were moved to safer areas. Almost 900 cyclone shelters have been made ready. 10,000 villages and 52 towns in nine districts will be affected in Odisha. Flight and train operations remain suspended.