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Cyclone Gaja: Death toll rises to 33 in Tamil Nadu

The Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that 20 men, 11 women, and 2 children died due to the cyclone that crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 1230 hours and 0230 hours on Friday.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 17 Nov 2018 11:55 AM GMT

Cyclone Gaja: Death toll rises to 33 in Tamil Nadu
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Nagapattinam: The death toll due to Cyclone Gaja, which hit the coastal regions of TN, has increased to 33.

The Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that 20 men, 11 women, and 2 children died due to the cyclone that crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 1230 hours and 0230 hours on Friday.

The CM added, "About 70 livestock and several goats, poultry and deer have died due to then cyclone.

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The cyclone left a trail of destruction in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts, damaging houses, huts and crops.

Supplies of water, milk and food were being distributed to the people affected by the calamity.

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About 177,500 people are staying in 351 relief camps in the cyclone-affected areas.

The CM also said that about 30,000 electricity poles were broken, and 105 power sub-stations affected. About 10,000 personnel have been sent to the cyclone-affected coastal districts to repair the installations.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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