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Cyclone Amphan: Survivors go back to deal with destruction left by storm

Cyclone Amphan: Survivors go back to deal with destruction left by storm
Image copyright AFP Image caption Embankments have been washed away in Bangladesh Millions of people across Bangladesh and eastern India are taking stock of the devastation left by Cyclone Amphan. A massive clean-up operation has begun after the storm left 84 dead and flattened homes, uprooted trees and left cities without power.India's Prime Minister Narendra…

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Embankments have actually been washed away in Bangladesh.

A huge clean-up operation has started after the storm left 84 dead and flattened houses, uprooted trees and left cities without power.

Authorities in both nations had evacuated millions of people prior to the storm struck.

The cyclone got here with winds gusting up to 185 km/h (115 mph) and waves as high as 15 ft.

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Roadways have been obstructed by falling trees in Bangladesh.

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Many people have actually been hurt in wall collapses in Bengal.

Three districts in India’s West Bengal – South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore – were very badly hit.

In Bangladesh, there are reports of tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed and numerous villages submerged by storm rises in low-lying coastal locations like Khulna and Satkhira.

The impacted locations consist of the Sunderbans, mangroves spread over an area of more than 10,000 square kilometres that spans both India and Bangladesh – the swampy islands are house to more than 4 million of the world’s poorest people.

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Numerous homes, developed of brick and mud, have actually been gotten rid of.

” There are homes which have actually collapsed and individuals could be caught in them but we don’t understand yet,” Debabrat Halder, who runs an NGO in one of the towns, informed the BBC.

He recalls cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, which was followed by a big incidence of fever, diarrhoea and influenza, and is scared that the very same might happen once again.

” Nothing will grow in this soil,” he states, adding that it will likely take years to transform it into fertile land again.

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The Sunderbans delta is often struck by serious storms.

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Crops have actually all been destroyed by the flooding.

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, and one of India’s most significant cities has been ravaged. Its roadways are flooded and the city lacked power for more than 14 hours.

The state’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, stated the destruction in Kolkata was “a bigger catastrophe than Covid-19”.

But assessment of the damage is being hindered by blocked roadways and flooding in all these locations.

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