Mob looting relief trucks in Hudhud-hit Vizag; a bottle of water being sold for Rs 250 !

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Vizag, Oct 14: Cyclone Hudhud has pushed the coastal city of Vishakhapatnam into a state of utter chaos, says a IBN report. 

The city, paralysed by Hudhud, is facing severe shortage of food, water, fuel and other essential commodities. According to the report, people are queuing up in front of petrol pumps, ATMs and milk booths. 

(Read more: No power, essential commodities; Cyclone Hudhud paralyses Vizag)

Reportedly, in some areas, people have been stopping trucks carrying relief materials and looting supplies. In some areas, the police have been resorting to lathi charge to disperse the mob.

Reports say that many petrol pumps in the city remain closed while people are buying fuel from black market at high prices.

Adding to the woes, the prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed. Reportedly, a bottle of water is being sold for Rs 250 and a packet of milk for Rs 100 in the city.

Communication networks have broken down in many places and also, power supply has been stopped. 

The disaster management team NDRF is working actively in the region. They are now focusing on clearing the roads which lay blocked due to fallen trees and building debris.

State-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) resumed services in some parts of the region. However, train services were affected for the third day while air services to and from Visakhapatnam are yet to be resumed.

In Srikakulam district, which also remained without electricity, few villages were marooned. Some low-lying areas in Srikakulam town were also inundated. However, the district authorities heaved a sigh of relief as water levels receded in Nagavali and Vamsadhara rivers.

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