– globalbihari bureau
Kolkata: Super Cyclone Amphan has devastated the city and adjoining coastal districts of the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday: “Full south Bengal is finished. I don’t think we can provide a better picture tomorrow.”
The Chief Minister said that so far there were reports of 10-12 deaths due to uprooting of trees or collapse of roofs in the state. The super cyclone that hit the state on Wednesday evening though has almost paralysed all sectors of the eastern region.
The CM, while addressing media at state headquarters Nabanna, said, “The calamity has been that of a large scale and the outcomes will be worse than Coronavirus.” She said the state government will start the restoration work but the entire process will take time as there have been massive losses of properties. “The North 24 Parganas and the South 24 Parganas are heavily affected,” she added.
Super Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans near lat 21.65N & long 88.3E between 1530 & 1730 hrs IST of 20th May with wind speed of 155-165 gusting to 185 mph, the Indian Met Department stated. The cyclone’s wind speed was 133 km per hour as it left Kolkata towards North 24 Parganas.
Kolkata received heavy rains and witnessed huge gush of wind storms which damaged the roofs of several buildings and uprooted a massive number of trees across the city. While supply of electricity is halted in several parts of West Bengal leading people to suffer at a time the state was combating the deadly Covid-19. [the_ad_placement id=”sidebar-feed”]