Amphan cyclone kills over 70 in West Bengal; Odisha saved from fury


KOLKATA: Over seventy persons were killed as Cyclone Amphan caused death and devastation in West Bengal, as per latest reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting the state on Friday, and would hold an aerial survey of the affected areas. Kalkota bore the brunt of the devastations, with flooding, compounded by massive power disruptions.

Most of the deaths were due to either electrocution or house collapse, reports receiving from seven affected districts noted. The 24 North Parganas district alone reported around 25 deaths. The night of Wednesday was the worst. Farmlands and habitations were inundated by water from flooded rivers. Reports said neighbouring Odisha saved itself from the cyclone’s impact also because of massive rescue operations by the state government.

“Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy.Amphan cyclone kills over 70 in West Bengal; Odisha saved from fury;” stated PM Modi in a tweet. IHN-NN 


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