Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to come off the Indian Ocean in recent years, made landfall in Odisha’s Puri on Friday, leaving 8 dead bringing rail and air transport to a halt, and swamping towns and villages, officials said.
The roof of the hostel building at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, was blown away. Aviation equipment at Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport significantly damaged, flight operations remained suspended on Friday.
Cyclone Fani hits Bengal bringing heavy rainfalls causing damage by uprooting trees. No loss of life or injury reported so far.