Babita had gone missing after Cyclone Titli and the state government on Wednesday declared her dead based on information from local panchayat functionaries, though her body was yet to be traced, officials said.
Cyclone Titli, which caused significant damage to roads and housing infrastructure in the states of Andra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal, has proved to be most disastrous to the farming sector with standing crops seriously damaged.
Cyclone Titli HIGHLIGHTS: So far Cyclone Titli has claimed at least eight lives, seven in Andhra Pradesh and one in Odisha. PM Narendra Modi has assured Andhra Pradesh and Odisha CMs with 'all possible' help.
According to bulletins by Met department, Titli crossed north Andhra and south coastal Odisha between 4.30-5.30 am. Gopalpur in Ganjam district recorded wind speeds of 126 km per hour, another bulletin said.
The fear of a cyclonic storm thickened as the deep depression remained practically stationary and lay centered at about 560-km southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 510-km southeast of Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh.