Watch: Cyclone Fani causes extensive damage to AIIMS Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar : With wind speeds of 250 kms/hour, Cyclone Fani on Friday made a landfall in Odisha. Soon after, videos and reports of extensive damages started coming from the state.
Here is a video shared on social media showing how brutally the cyclone has damaged the premises of AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Uprooted trees, dislocated cars and blown away sheds bind the horrific sight of the site.
"Extensive damage to structure of AIIMS Bhubaneswar reported due to #CycloneFani . All patients,staff, students safe.Many water tanks have blown off,lighting poles are down, airconditioners damaged. We have enough supplies, ready to support the state" - Health Secy Preeti Sudan pic.twitter.com/Me1WHqZimY— K.S. Dhatwalia (@DG_PIB) May 3, 2019
Till last information received, 8 people had lost their lives. The cyclone is now moving towards North Eastern region of the nation, passing West Bengal.
The cyclonic storm - the strongest cyclone in India in 20 years - is weakening gradually, moving towards West Bengal. The Odisha government has evacuated over 11 lakh people, including at least 600 pregnant women, to camps on higher grounds.
"I assure the affected people that the nation and the centre are with them," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally in Rajasthan. He said over Rs. 1,000 crore had been released in advance for the states affected by Cyclone Fani.