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Cyclone Amphan: Survivors return to deal with damage left by storm

Cyclone Amphan: Survivors return to deal with damage 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 at least 96 dead and flattened homes, uprooted trees and left cities without power.India's Prime…

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Embankments have been gotten rid of in Bangladesh.

A massive clean-up operation has begun after the storm left at least 96 dead and flattened houses, uprooted trees and left cities without power.

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

The cyclone arrived with winds gusting up to 185 km/h (115 miles per hour) and waves as high as 15 ft.

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Roadways have been blocked by falling trees in Bangladesh.

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Lots of people have been injured in wall collapses in Bengal.

It is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal given that1999 Its winds had actually compromised by the time it struck, it was still categorized as an extremely severe cyclone.

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

In Bangladesh, there are reports of 10s of countless houses damaged or damaged and numerous villages immersed by storm surges in low-lying coastal locations like Khulna and Satkhira.

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

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Many houses, constructed of brick and mud, have actually been gotten rid of.

” There are houses which have collapsed and people could be trapped in them but we don’t understand yet,” Debabrat Halder, who runs an NGO in one of the towns, told the BBC.

He remembers cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, which was followed by a big incidence of fever, diarrhoea and flu, and is scared that the same might occur again.

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

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The Sunderbans delta is regularly struck by severe storms.

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Crops have actually all been damaged by the flooding.

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

But evaluation of the damage is being obstructed by obstructed roads and flooding in all these areas.

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