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Over 81,000 affected after Cyclone Gaja hit India’s Tamil Nadu

Debris from a damaged roof is pictured on a platform at the train station in Nagapattinam in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state on November 16, 2018, after a cyclone struck the region. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

At least 13 people have lost their lives and over 81,000 others were affected after Cyclone ‘Gaja’ hit south Indian state of Tamil Nadu early Friday (16), the National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) said. Six districts of Tamil Nadu and two in Puducherry were hit by the cyclonic storm which also brought heavy rains in the southern state and the union territory. Altogether 81,948 people were affected by the cyclone in which so far 13 people have lost their lives, the NERC said in a statement. Soon after Gaja’s landfall, home minister Rajnath Singh called up Tamil Nadu chief minister K…

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