Cyclone Titli

300,000 evacuated as Titli hits India

MNA International Desk: Cyclone Titli made landfall near Gopalpur on India’s east coast, reported news agency.

The Odisha state government evacuated more than 300,000 people from five coastal districts on Wednesday while local schools, colleges and childcare centres were ordered closed and fishermen advised not to go out to sea.

There were no deaths reported but trees and electricity poles were uprooted, officials told PTI, with roads and makeshift mud-brick houses also damaged.

The weather system was expected to curve to the northeast and weaken gradually, India’s weather bureau said.

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