Odisha News Insight

Flag Atop Jagannath Temple Parts As Rain Knocks Puri Ahead Of FANI

With the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ advancing towards Odisha, the flag atop the Jagannath Temple was blown away due to the effects of approaching cyclone as rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Puri on Thursday morning.

Acting on the forecast Of IMD that cyclone Fani may make landfall near Puri on May 3, the temple authorities had replaced Patitapabana Bana (holy flag) with a smaller flag on Wednesday.

The district administration has already started evacuating people from seaside areas to safe places. Special OSRTC buses are plying for safe return of tourists and The East Coast Railway has also started three special trains to evacuate those stranded in the Pilgrim Town.

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