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Cyclone Titli kills 8 in Andhra, Odisha; 3,00,000 evacuated

Cyclone ‘Titli’ made landfall on the eastern coast of the country early on Thursday claiming eight lives and wrecking havoc in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh, while causing widespread damage in neighbouring Odisha.

While no loss of lives were reported in Odisha, the very severe cyclonic storm left a trail of destruction in Gajapati and Ganjam districts of state, uprooting trees, electric poles and damaging hutments.