Cyclone Amphan kills 72 in West Bengal, brings life to a halt -Shiv Sahay Singh
Deaths have occurred in eight districts, including 15 in Kolkata; casualties were due to falling of trees, electrocution, house collapse; PM to take aerial survey; Mamata sets up 1,000-crore fund.
Kolkata: The death toll in Super Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal increased to 72, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. Fifteen of the deceased were from Kolkata, she said.
Ms. Banerjee, who met senior officials at the State Secretariat to take stock of the damage, said she had not seen such a disaster in her life. “I haven’t seen such a disaster in my entire life. I will ask the Prime Minister to visit the State and see it for himself.”
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The Hindu, 21 May, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/72-killed-in-cyclone-amphan-fury-15-dead-in-kolkata-alone/article31640766.ece?homepage=true