Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses grief after seeing the visuals of devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy he tweeted.
Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
In another tweet, prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government. No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.
Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal wore a battered look after the extremely severe cyclone ‘Amphan’ ripped through the state, leaving 12 people dead and blowing up shanties, uprooting thousands of trees besides swamping low-lying areas.
There are unconfirmed reports of eight more deaths from various parts of the state. Large parts of Kolkata and other affected districts were without electricity as power poles had been blown up.
Mobile and internet services were also down as the cyclone had damaged several communication towers.