Cyclone Asani: Strong waves push golden-colored chariot ashore in Srikakulam

Local fishermen spotted the chariot floating on the sea and brought it to the shore by tying ropes. The Chariot resembles a monastery in a southeast Asian country.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 May 2022 5:18 AM GMT
Cyclone Asani: Strong waves push golden-colored chariot ashore in Srikakulam

Strong waves caused by Cyclone Asani off the Andhra Pradesh coast pushed the golden-colored chariot ashore in Srikakulam. Local fishermen spotted the chariot floating on the sea and brought it to the shore by tying ropes.

The Chariot resembles a monastery in a southeast Asian country. Some locals say that it might have traveled from Myanmar, Malaysia, or Thailand.

Officials say that the chariot might have likely been used for some movie shooting on the Indian coast.

The golden-colored chariot first worried locals. However, when they saw it from closer, they felt it to be a stroke of good luck to have a temple-like structure coming to their village.



The inscription on the chariot read 16-1-2022 in a foreign language. The chariot has been handed over to the marine police.

Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC), Visakhapatnam has issued a red alert in six districts of Andhra Pradesh.

According to the latest CWC bulletin, extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Guntur, East Godavari, Yanam, and West Godavari districts. The red warning will be in place from 8:30 am on 11 May to 8:30 am on 12 May, when the severe cyclonic storm is expected to weaken into a depression.

CWC has also advised fishermen not to venture into the sea in Andhra Pradesh and Yanam. Currently, wind speed reaching up to 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is prevailing off the Andhra Pradesh coast. From the early morning hours on 11 May, the wind speed will increase, becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph. From morning to noon, wind speed is expected to be reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph.

CWC alerts damages

CWC damage to thatched huts, power and communication lines, Katcha, and pucca roads are likely to occur.

Paddy and other standing crops like banana, papaya trees, and orchards are also expected to witness some damage. CWC said some of the low-lying areas of Krishna, East and West Godavari, Yanam of Puducherry union territory, and Visakhapatnam are at the risk of getting inundated.

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