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Cyclone Bulbul : Heavy rains claim one life in Odisha

Heavy rains and high-velocity winds trigerred by the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul lashed coastal Odisha on Saturday claiming one life, uprooting trees and snapping road links. One person died in a wall collapse in Kendrapara district of coastal Odisha, where some areas were pounded by heavy to very heavy rains, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena said. Most places on the coast experienced light to moderate rainfall, he said adding paddy and other crops in 35 to 40 per cent area over six lakh hectare agriculture land have been damaged due to the downpour triggered by the cyclone. The cyclonic winds uprooted a large number of trees and electric poles, besides causing extensive damage to thatched structures and standing crops before veering away towards West Bengal, he said. The landfall of the cyclone is expected between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh on Saturday night and move northwestwards into the neighbouring country over the ..

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