Cyclone Death Toll Mounts to 24 in South India

Cyclone Death Toll Mounts to 24 in South India

Hyderabad, October 14 (QNA) – The death toll has mounted to 24 in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh ravaged by Cyclone Hudhud, according to reports citing regional state government Tuesday.

The deadly cyclone killed 15 people in Vishakhapatnam, six in Vizianagaram and one in Srikakulam, government spokesman Parakala Prabhakar said. High velocity winds destroyed more than 6,600 houses and 1,780 animals perished.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will survey the cyclone-affected districts today from an airplane after meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, The Times of India said.

The districts are a dreadful sight. The cyclone has knocked out many buildings as if pounded by mortars, and rubble strewn all over the roads. Trees, electricity and telephone poles have been uprooted all over. Hospitals are packed with injured people, the report added. (QNA)

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QNA 0723 GMT 2014/10/14


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