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22 May 2020 Current Events West Bengal Reports 72 Deaths Due to Cyclone Amphan, PM Modi to Visit on Today

West Bengal on Thursday counted the destruction caused by cyclone Amphan. It has reported nearly 72 deaths overnight; 15 in Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the ruination would take days to assess and would require enormous central financial assistance to rescue and rebuild. The cyclone rampaged through seven of the south Bengal districts for nine hours which either caused electrocution or houses collapsing. Amongst which South 24-Parganas bore the heaviest impact of Amphan, it reported 12 deaths. Hundreds of houses were razed to the ground and embankments were breached at many places, leaving the entire village floating. Acres of lands were also damaged in Sunderbans as rivers overran farmlands throughout the village. Officials say that recovery from this destruction will be far more difficult compared to Cyclone Aila which marched through Bengal 11 years ago. North 24 Paraganas also reported massive damage with 27 deaths. Trees fell off and blocked the roads which went underwater including NH-34, restricting the movement of relief workers struggling to move out to the affected zones. As per the official data, more than 88,000 hectares of paddy field and one lakh hectares of sesame crops have been lost statewide. Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the deceased family. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit both West Bengal and Odisha on Friday to discuss relief and rehabilitation measures.


West Bengal Reports 72 Deaths Due to Cyclone Amphan, PM Modi to Visit on Today

West Bengal on Thursday counted the destruction caused by cyclone Amphan. It has reported nearly 72 deaths overnight; 15 in Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the ruination would take days to assess and would require enormous central financial assistance to rescue and rebuild. The cyclone rampaged through seven of the south Bengal districts for nine hours which either caused electrocution or houses collapsing. Amongst which South 24-Parganas bore the heaviest impact of Amphan, it reported 12 deaths. Hundreds of houses were razed to the ground and embankments were breached at many places, leaving the entire village floating. Acres of lands were also damaged in Sunderbans as rivers overran farmlands throughout the village. Officials say that recovery from this destruction will be far more difficult compared to Cyclone Aila which marched through Bengal 11 years ago. North 24 Paraganas also reported massive damage with 27 deaths. Trees fell off and blocked the roads which went underwater including NH-34, restricting the movement of relief workers struggling to move out to the affected zones. As per the official data, more than 88,000 hectares of paddy field and one lakh hectares of sesame crops have been lost statewide. Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the deceased family. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit both West Bengal and Odisha on Friday to discuss relief and rehabilitation measures.




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