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Cyclone ‘Amphan’: More than 70 died in West Bengal

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Kolkata

Bengal is yet to decide on the losses it has suffered in the cyclone that made landfall Wednesday afternoon before heading away towards Bangladesh.

Earlier in the day, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) which reviewed the situation in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha and West Bengal decided to send additional teams of NDRF To the latter to speed up restoration work, especially in Kolkata.

Union home minister Amit Shah said he had spoken to the chief ministers of odisha and West Bengal about the situation arising due to the cyclone and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that nation stood in solidarity with cyclone-hit West Bengal, the state’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee requested him to pay a visit to see the havoc wreaked by the storm.

“I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and visit Cyclone Amphan-affected areas” she said at a press briefing, according to media reports.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said that about 72 deaths have been reported due to Cyclone Amphan.

‘There have been casualties.I announce a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the families of those who died in cyclone Amphan,’ CM Banerjee said.

 

 

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