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Cyclone Amphan: 72 Dead,Says Mamata Banerjee,Asks PM To Visit Bengal:10 Points
Mamata Banerjee announced reimbursement of Rs 2.5 Lakh to the families of those who died due to Cyclone Amphan.
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- May 21, 2020 17:50 IST
Cyclone Amphan:72 Dead, Says Mamata Banerjee, Asks PM To Visit Bengal:10 Points
New Delhi:72 people have died in Bengal due to cyclone Amphan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that after the powerful storm wrecked cities including Kolkata on Wednesday, which destroyed thousands of homes and uprooting trees and electric people.
The chief minister has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the states and assess the situation and she said the damage caused by Amphan is more than the coronavirus pandemic.
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1-Ms Banerjee said that "I have asked the PM to visit Sunderbans. In this hour of crisis, let us work together... Amit Shah called me this afternoon and assured the centre will extend full help"
2-The Prime Minister tweeted and said that the entire nation stands with Bengal and said "no stone will be left unturned" to help those affected. "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," the PM 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
3-Ms.Banerjee said most of those died due to trees falling on them and electrocution.15 of 72 who died were from Kolkata
4-Mamata Banerjee saying that she had never seen a disaster of this magnitude before and announced Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation to the families of those killed in the cyclone.
5-Strong winds with speed up to 125 kmph upturned cars in Kolkata and left tree and electricity poles torn off and blocking roads.
6-Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barrelled into the coast with gusting winds of up 185 mph. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last evening claim damage due to the cyclone could be in the region of Rs 1 lakh crore
7-The Kolkata airport, which had been shut, was left flooded and many structures within damaged.
8-"Shorbonash hoye galo (it is a catastrophe)," said Mamata Banerjee, calling the impact of Amphan "worse than coronavirus". To describe the impact of the storm she used the word "tandav(dance of fury), the worst to form over the Bay of Bengal in years. On Wednesday evening she said that "I am sitting in the war room. My office in Nabanna is shaking. I am tackling a difficult situation on a war footing".
9-The cyclone ripped through the coastal district of North and South 24 paraganas of Bengal with heavy rain and windstorm, uprooting trees, electric poles and flooding low lying areas.
10-It is the second-ever 'super cyclone' to form over the Bay of Bengal since records began. This is an added challenge to the already prevailing Coronavirus crisis. Amphan' is pronounced as "Um-pun", which means sky. The name was given by Thailand in 2004, years ago.