Amphan Cyclone: PM Narendra Modi to conduct an aerial survey of Bengal today; death toll reaches 72
Death toll due to Amphan cyclone reaches 72
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata today to undertake an aerial survey on the places affected by amphan cyclone. West Bengal Chief minister Mamta Banerjee will be accompanying PM Modi, Mamta earlier said that “I have never seen such a disaster before. I will ask PM to visit the state and see the situation”.
The massive devastation has reported 72 deaths until now of which 15 were reported from Kolkata The Hasnabad-Hinjalgunj area of North 24 Parganas are highly affected areas of West Bengal. The cyclone has left the state in a miserable situation, with massive destruction of life and property. Thousands are left homeless, bridges and low lying areas swamped and entirely wasted.
Mamta Banarjee announced 2.5 lakhs would be given to those affected in the cyclone. According to sources, PM Modi will arrive Kolkata International Airport at 10 am today ( 22nd May).
According to the meteorological department, the cyclone will dissipate into a deep depression and depression in the next 3-6 hours. The two stages signify further weakening of the cyclone.
Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and squall is likely over Bihar; it may cause havoc like situations in isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee who had been monitaring the situation since Tuesday night said that the impact of Amphan was “worse than corona virus” The damage incurred due this massive destruction could be 1 lakh crores uptill now.
It’s a tough battle for India to fight against novel corona virus and Amphan cyclone.