More than 12 people are feared dead and five missing in a landslide that triggered by heavy storm and rain after Cyclone Titli hits Gajapati district of Odisha reports Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi.
A number of families in Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, and Nayagarh have also named their newborn daughters as “Titli”, who was born during or before severe storms of the same name.
The Cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kmph faced the widespread rains that hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, on October 11 and reported being killed nine. Over 3 lakh people were displaced from five coastal districts of Andhra and Odisha, just a day before Title leads to the landfall.
On October 11, 22-years old mother gave birth to twins at the sub-divisional hospital in Chhatrapur, when Cyclone Title made landfall at Palasa and desired to name the newborns after “Titli”, which in Hindi means butterfly.
Similarly, Plurugada’s Bimla Das opt for the similar name, ‘Titli’ for her new-born daughter.
At the Aska’s community health center, between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, nine baby girls were born. The gynecology specialist Mohan Barik said that “We have decided to name the babies which were delivered after Wednesday midnight as Titli.”
On Wednesday, Kalasuta’s Gitanjali Gouda gave birth around 2:10 am to a baby girl and was glad to name her daughter after the Cyclone Titli.
At Hinjili’s Health center, 21-years old Manjari Jane also opts for the similar name ‘Titli’ for her daughter, who was born on October 12, at 12:55 am, reporting source.