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Cyclone Amphan has left a trail of destruction in several coastal districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 20/5/20: Cyclone Amphan has left a trail of destruction in several coastal districts of Odisha including reports of two deaths from Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena, on Wednesday.

“We have received reports of death of a child in Tihidi of Bhadrak district. The Collector has sent a team comprising of tehsildar, medical and police officials. The body has been brought for post mortem, following which the cause of death can be confirmed,” said the SRC.

Besides, a 67-year old person has died in Satabhaya area of Kendrapara district. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he added.

A total of 36 teams of NDRF and ODRAF have been engaged in the coastal districts and they have been engaged in road clearing activities along with 100 teams of OFDC. As many as 1,48,486 people have been evacuated and shifted to 2921 cyclone shelters, said Jena.

Cyclone Amphan impact on Odisha has subsided now. The pre-positioned teams are engaged in cutting uprooted trees and clearing roads in affected districts, the Odisha SRC said adding that efforts are on to restore power connections soon.

The Collectors of the affected districts have been asked to submit Cyclone Amphan damage assessment report within 48 hours. The primary report will be submitted within 48 hours following which the authorities have to submit a final report, Special Relief Commissioner further informed

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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