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The UN agency for disaster reduction has Praised India Meteorological Department's almost pinpoint accuracy" of Cyclone Fani's early warnings that helped authorities conduct a well-targeted evacuation plan and minimise loss of life. More than 10 lakh people were evacuated ahead of the cyclone, which landfalled at 8:30 am in Odisha's Puri on Friday. Reportedly, eight people have lost their lives in the cyclone.