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Supercyclone Amphan ravages Gangetic West Bengal and Coastal Odhisa

Cyclone Amphan

At least 10 people were feared killed in various districts of West Bengal due to uprooting of trees as  Cyclone Amphan, packing winds up to 190kmph entered Gangetic West Bengal . The  process which began at 2:30 pm continued  for 4 hours and ravaged  Kolkata later in the evening, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

Kolkata and nearby areas are witnessing winds of over 100 kmph and pounding rain after Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, made landfall this evening in West Bengal towards Sunderbans, a marshy region famous for its mangroves.

Ten people have died and many buildings in Kolkata were damaged.

The eye of the cyclone, 30 km in diameter, has touched land, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said. Over five lakh people have been taken to shelters in West Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha, the National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) chief said today in a press briefing.

This is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to hit India in two years and has been anticipated as one of the worst storm over Bay of Bengal in decades.

It has hit Bengal at a time when restrictions are in place due to coronavirus. On Tuesday, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) chief SN Pradhan told reporters they face the “double challenge” of the coronavirus pandemic and a natural disaster.

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