Cyclonic storm Amphan crosses West Bengal and moves towards Bangladesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 23:53
Cyclonic storm Amphan crosses West Bengal and moves towards Bangladesh
Cyclonic Storm Amphan crossed West Bengal coast this morning and moved towards Bangladesh. Packing winds of up to 190 kmph, Amphan rampaged through coastal Odisha and West Bengal yesterday. The most powerful cyclone to form over the Bay of Bengal in over two decades, Amphan made landfall at 4.30 pm yesterday.

The howling winds, accompanied by heavy downpour flattened houses, uprooted trees and electric poles. Amphan had weakened to ‘very severe cyclone’ category before making landfall. It claimed 12 lives in West Bengal. Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas districts and their nearby areas bore the brunt of the natural calamity.
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