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Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Bengal and Odisha

Cyclone Amphan Wreaks Havoc in Bengal and Odisha, claims 12 lives

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Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal has left a trail of destruction in Bengal and Odisha. It damaged buildings, uprooted trees, electricity poles, and killed at least 10 people in Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the impact of Amphan was worse than the coronavirus pandemic. She added that the damage due to the cyclone could be in the region of Rs 1 lakh crore.

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The cyclone, whose eye was about 30 kilometre in diameter, made landfall with gusting winds of up to 185 kmph and waves about 15 feet tall. Over five lakh people have been placed in shelters in West Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha.

The NDRF has started restoration work in Bengal,

Cyclone Amphan has moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 27 km/ph during the past 6 hours. It has further weakened into a cyclonic storm & lay centered over Bangladesh, says the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD has issued an alert in Assam and Meghalaya of heavy to very heavy rain due to the storm.

Also Read: Cyclone Amphan To Hit Bengal Between 4 And 6 PM, landfall likely near Sunderbans

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