Amaravati: At least eight people have died due to cyclonic storm Titli in Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.
According to reports, five people died in Srikakulam and three others died in Vijayanagaram.
More than 2000 electric poles collapsed, hampering the power supply in most parts of the two districts after the cyclone hit both the districts badly this morning.
Roads and in some places rail lines also have also been badly damaged disrupting the transport between coastal villages and the mainland.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclonic storm is expected to turn into a “deep depression” by Friday morning. “It (cyclone Titli) is very likely to move northwestwards for next 12 hours and then re-curve northeastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha. It is very likely to weaken gradually becoming severe cyclonic storm around noon- cyclonic storm around the evening of today and a deep depression by the morning of tomorrow, October 12, 2018,” IMD said.