Three killed in nor'wester in Odisha

3 May 2018

At least three persons were killed and several others injured in a nor"wester that hit six districts of Odisha, an official said today. While two persons died when trees fell on them in Balasore and Bargarh districts, another died due to wall collapse in Mayurbhanj district during the squall last night, deputy special relief commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra said. A report from Malkangiri district said that three persons were injured in the nor"wester accompanied by heavy rain, he said. They were injured after tree branches fell on their houses and damaged major portions in two different places in Khairaput block of the district. Vehicular movement was severely affected at Gobindapalli Chhak on the road connecting Jeypore and Malkangiri after a number of trees were uprooted in the storm. Tele-communication and power supply were disrupted owing to snapping of power lines in most parts of the district. The six affected districts are Bargarh, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Sonepur and Mayurbhanj, he said. (PTI)