The affect of Cyclone Amphan on West Bengal has been worse than the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned this night after the extraordinarily extreme cyclonic storm pounded Bengal, killing three individuals, damaging buildings and uprooting timber. Damages as a result of Amphan, she mentioned, may very well be price Rs 1 lakh crore.
Ms Banerjee, addressing a press convention in Kolkata, mentioned three individuals have died, however that quantity might rise to seven or eight. She mentioned the North and South 24 Parganas districts have been the worst hit and that Bengal “should re-build all the pieces”.
“The affect of Amphan is worse than coronavirus… Damages could also be price Rs 1 lakh crore,” Ms Banerjee mentioned, and appealed for humanitarian assist.
As Amphan roared into Bengal this night, it unleashed heavy rain and powerful winds – over a 100 km per hour – that left a path of destruction.
Wind may very well be heard howling in Bengal’s capital Kolkata, with damages reported to parked vehicles, partitions of compounds crumbling down and window panes shattering.