Berhampur, October 13 (Local wire) Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border Gajapati, worst affected by the severe cyclone Titli, witnessed paralyzed normal life due to disruption in road network on Friday.
The district was also reeling under darkness for the second straight day.
At least three persons, including a 14-year old girl and a couple, were reportedly died in the district due to the housing collapse, official sources said.
The telecommunication of all services, disrupted since Wednesday night, was restored on Friday morning, except for some areas of Paralakhemundi.
Deaths reported from Labanyagada under Garabandh police station limits, where a couple from Bhadrak died after falling of wall of a house where they were sleeping.
Their identification yet to ascertained, police said.
Similarly, Ritu Sabara (14) died and her daughter sustained injuries due to fall of a wall while they were sleeping in the house at Dindiguda under Kasinagara police station limits, said AK Das, SP (Gajapati).
Except for some portions of Mohana and Kasingara blocks, other areas of the district were remained cut off as hundreds of might trees and electric and telephone poles have been uprooted.
The electric wires were snapped due to the cyclonic storm.
As the water and power supply badly hit, the central government deputed two more units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to the district to clear the roads.
Two teams of NDRF and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Forces (ODRAF) along with the fire personnel have been engaged for clear the roads, said Anupam Saha, district collector.
He said the road communication in the district was expected to be cleared by Friday night.
As the power supply was yet to restore, the collector said, the administration decided to supply water through tankers.
“We have tankers and no problem to supply drinking water in the district, Saha said.