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Cyclone Fani: Millions enraged as death toll increases to 77 in India

INDIA: Cyclone Fani leaves deadly trail as nine perish in Bangladesh

Millions of Indians have expressed displeasure over the increasing death toll of 77 people after a major summer cyclone made land fall in India and Bangladesh on May 3, leaving them without food, water and shelter.

Several damages have been marked out in India’s poorest districts after the death toll spiralled on Sunday especially in Puri and Khurda districts.

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1.2 million survivors had been earlier transported to safety but protests intensified on Sunday in Odisha’s state capital Bhubaneswar, concerning the slow pace of relief as well as high prices of essential food items and water.

According to Aljazeera, Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the assessment of damaged houses would begin on May 15 while financial help will be rendered to assist affected families.

A team has also been put in place from Delhi to take record of the damage on Sunday.

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