Cyclone Phailin: Toll rises to 17 in Odisha

Ten bodies were recovered from Ganjam district and Balasore districts on Sunday in the aftermath of Cyclone `Phailin`.

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2013, 21:39 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Ten bodies were recovered from Ganjam district and Balasore districts on Sunday in the aftermath of Cyclone `Phailin`, taking the toll to 17 in Odisha, official sources said.

Two bodies each were found in Berhampur town, Purushottampur, Ganjam town and Rangelilunda areas of Ganjam district where the high-velocity cyclone left a trail of devastation after making landfall in Gopalpur area yesterday, a senior official said.

The bodies of a woman and a 13-year-old boy were found in Khantapada and Soro areas in Balasore district, police sources said.

Seven people were killed yesterday at Polasara and Khalikote areas of Ganjam district.
Most of the casualties were caused by wall collapse and uprooted trees, while a large number of people were injured.