Nature’s fury was unleashed full-blown as severe cyclonic storm Amphan battered Bengal and Odisha with wind speeds of up to 160 kmph. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time with the country already battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Atleast 72 people have died and thousands homeless due to the cyclone. The powerful cyclone that slammed into the coastal region where India and Bangladesh meet Wednesday likely caused $13.2 billion dollars in West Bengal alone, according to a source in the Indian state’s government.
Half a dozen districts, including large parts of Kolkata, wore a battered look as lakhs of people were homeless and low-lying areas swamped by the cyclone that slammed the Digha coast of West Bengal at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, triggering heavy rainfall in various parts of the state.
Amphan was the fiercest Cyclone to hit West Bengal in the last 100 years.
A large part of the state was without power as electricity poles have been blown away.Mobile and internet services were also down as the cyclone has damaged hundreds of communication towers.
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