Bhubaneswar, May 03: Cyclone Fani made landfall on Friday in Puri, Odisha. Despite all the precautions and rescue teams being on high alert, eight people have been killed. The cyclone then headed for West Bengal and caused devastation even there. Kolkata airport has been closed till Saturday.
Soon after the landfall, the cyclonic storm caused extensive damage and several people have been reported dead. The IMD said that while damaging houses, thousands of trees and electricity poles, uprooting trees, the eye of Fani almost 25 km in diametre is sending off wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and even above at some places touching 180 or more.
The eye of the cyclone has…