Newborn named “FANI” after coastal storm


Bhubneshwar : Policenama online – With the speed of up to 175kmph, cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ slammed Odisha coast. At the same time at Mancheswar hospital in Bhubneshwar, newborn baby was born at 11:03 a.m, as the strong wind and heavy rains battered along coastal state.

Packing heavy rain and winds with speeds of up to 175 Kmph, cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, uprooting trees and sweeping way thatched huts, as large areas of the seaside pilgrim town of Puri were left submerged. Extremely severe cyclonic storm made landfall at around 8 am in Puri. About 11 lakh people had already been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal districts.

Cyclonic system, whose eye is around 28km wide, is moving at around 30 Kmph, Biswas said. But within the system, the winds are reaching speeds of up to 175 kilometers per hour that may go up to 200 Kmph, leaving their wake uprooted trees and thatched structures, including in the state capital Bhubaneshwar.

Both the child and the mother are doing fine; girl’s mother is an employee at Coach Repair Workshop, Mancheswar.

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