Oct 14, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud’s toll mounts to 22; Visakhaptanam is a city in ruins

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh1
Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh1
Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh1
India
by
V Kamalakara Rao and Manish
,
Times of India
CBR camp in Jalda on the day of cyclone 'Hudhud' that reached Vizag. Image: Sadasiv Swain, Flickr
CBR camp in Jalda on the day of cyclone 'Hudhud' that reached Vizag. Image: Sadasiv Swain, Flickr

The severity of destruction caused by Cyclone Hudhud emerged a day after it ravaged coastal Andhra Pradesh with human fatalities reaching a grim 22 on Monday. Fifteen people were killed in Visakhapatnam, six in Vizianagaram and one in Srikakulam, said government spokesman Parakala Prabhakar, adding that more than 6,600 houses were destroyed and 1,780 animals had perished.