43 Killed By Cyclone Fani in Indias Odisha

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Added On May 13, 2019

 Authorities in India's eastern state of Odisha say 43 people were killed by last week's cyclone Fani. The storm tore through more than half a million homes, causing over 7 billion U.S. dollars in damage.

 
World News has the story. 
 
14 districts in Odisha were hit by the deadly cyclone, affecting more than 16 million people in more than 18,000 villages. It's estimated around 3.7 million animals used for livestock died.
 
Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner said it might be a decade before the state fully recovers. Many areas in the state capital and neighbouring districts still suffer recurring blackouts. There is limited access to clean drinking water and food supplies.
The local government is currently working to repair 80,000 kilometers of low tension power lines and 64,000 transformers.
 
Power is expected to be fully restored in major cities like Bhubaneswar and Cuttack by next week but it could take more than a month to restore power in the city of Puri, which was hardest hit by the storm.