Cyclone Amphan devastated south Bengal after landfall near Digha on May 20_HD.mp4
Cyclone Amphan devastated south Bengal after landfall near Digha on May 20.
It killed 72 people, Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said, announcing compensation for those affected
Sagar, Namkhana, Kultali & Patharpratima blocks of South 24 Pargana district were most affected: IMD. Kolkata reportedly suffered wind at 130 kmph — the fiercest in decades. The cyclone also hit coastal northern Odisha though with relatively less intensity
Amphan later moved north-northeasternwards to Bangladesh & weakened into a deep depression
IMD warned of heavy rainfall and winds at 30-40 kmph in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Meghalaya
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured assistance on micro-blogging site Twitter. Amphan hit India amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic . The Bay of Bengal have faced the deadliest cyclones in history. It is also the largest bay in the world, nearly 50 crore people live along its coast.
Cyclone Bhola (1970) in Bay of Bengal is the deadliest storm on record, killing nearly half a million
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