Cyclone Thane leaves 33 people killed in Puducherry & Tamil Nadu

cyclone thane photo 300x200 Cyclone Thane leaves 33 people killed in Puducherry & Tamil NaduToday the death rate of cyclone thane is going to be 35. Yesterday, the wind of cyclone thane were passing in a speed of 140km per hour, pummelled the Tamil Nadu coast and the Union territory of Puducherry.

In Puducherry, there would be heavy rain fall all along the coast and the strong winds affect to landfall between Puducherry and Cuddalore district in the state.

However major damage had been made in the villages, huts and small houses collapsed like a pack of cards, roads transport were fully damaged and uprooted trees and electric posts straw across streets and pavements.

Today a meeting has been held by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa with senior officials in Chennai in which Rs 150 crore has been sanctioned for immediate relief made in the affected areas and directed four ministers to visit the districts devastated by the cyclone.

The most affected area was Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Villupuram districts along Tamil Nadu’s northern coast and Puducherry.

A source report stated, Jayalalithaa ordered the district collectors, deputy collectors and department secretaries to submit the report over the extent of the damage caused by the cyclone.

In a report, Cuddalore district collector V Amuthavalli said the damages were extensive. Most of the deaths were due to wall collapses, electrocution, drowning and severe cold.

“Four teams of the National Disaster Management have been sent to affected districts.

As per preliminary assessment, more than 5,000 houses of fishermen were damaged in the cyclone. Telephone lines were affected. We don’t have exact figures of the death toll as of now,” she said.

Although exact number of killing people in Cyclone are yet not to be know, but Police said 19 persons, including two children and seven women, were killed in Cuddalore district and on other side the death toll put at 26 in Tamil Nadu, including 21 in Cuddalore, two each in Villupuram and Tiruvallur and one in Chennai by official report.

Moreover, the weather official forecast improvement in weather conditions in Puducherry, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam are being by Saturday and the government announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for each of the bereaved families.


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