72 individuals have died as a result of Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated at the moment, a day after the highly effective cyclone destroyed hundreds of houses, leaving authorities struggling to mount reduction efforts amid the coronavirus disaster.
Ms Banerjee stated she had by no means seen such a catastrophe earlier than and can ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go to the state and see the scenario.
“There have been casualties. I announce a compensation of Rs 2.5 Lakh to the households of those that died in Cyclone Amphan,” the chief minister stated.
Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barreled into the coast with gusting winds of as much as 185 km per hour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the moment stated all the nation stands with Bengal and “no stone will likely be left unturned” to assist these affected.
Ms Banerjee had final night stated the influence of Amphan was worse than the coronavirus pandemic and claimed damages as a result of cyclone may very well be within the area of Rs 1 lakh crore.