BHUBANESWAR/HINDAUN CITY: Three people were killed in separate incidents as cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast Friday, officials said even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said over Rs 1,000 crore had been released in advance for the states affected.
A teenager was killed when a tree came crashing down on him at a place within Sakhigopal police station area limits in Puri district
Flying debris from a concrete structure hit a woman in Nayagarh district when she had gone to fetch water, killing her
In Debendranarayanpur village in Kendrapara district, a 65-year-old woman died after suspected heart attack at a cyclone shelter, official information reaching here said
Fani, an extremely severe cyclonic storm lashed the Odisha coast Friday morning, uprooting trees, blowing away thatched huts, and disrupting communication links.
Addressing an election rally here, Prime Minister Modi said the government was with the people in times of crises.
A detailed review meeting was held and he had been given the latest updates on Cyclone Fani, Modi said.