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Eastern India battered by deadly storm

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By ITN News Editor October 12, 2018 13:19

Eastern India battered by deadly storm

A powerful cyclone has swept into eastern India, leaving at least eight people dead and destroying hundreds of homes. Cyclone Titli tore into coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states with winds of up to 150km/h. About 300,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying districts in Orissa. Roads are blocked and power supplies have been lost in many areas. Around 400,000 to 500,000 people are now without electricity.

Meanwhile, hurricane Michael left “unimaginable destruction” as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida. The worst hit areas of Florida’s north-west coast saw houses ripped from their foundations, trees felled, and power lines strewn across streets. Hurricane Michael struck with winds of 250km/h. It weakened to a storm as it moved inland towards the north-east, but at least six people have died, most of them in Florida.

At the same time, tornadoes and a thunderstorm “supercell” have swept across Queensland in Australia, injuring four people and causing widespread damage. The dangerous weather system hit the state’s south-east. One tornado struck Tansey, a town 250km north of Brisbane, snapping trees and ripping roofs from houses. Elsewhere, four people were injured when tennis ball-sized hail shattered car windscreens.

Spain’s Military Emergency Unit took part in clean-up operations in Mallorca after floods and heavy rains killed at least 10 people, including two Britons. Torrents of brown water swept cars along narrow streets in the eastern town of Sant Llorenc. Rivers burst their banks, and swamped homes forcing some people to take shelter in a sports centre in the nearby town of Manacor.

In the meantime, an overnight landslide caused by heavy rains killed 11 people, including four children, in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia. The landslide hit several houses, photos posted on Twitter by the disaster relief agency for Caldas province showed. The landslide also injured four people, the national disaster relief agency said in a statement, adding that rescue operations are temporarily suspended because of continuing rain.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 12, 2018 13:19
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