Deadly cyclonic storm

Kashmir Times. Dated: 5/23/2020 1:18:15 AM

Dear Editor,
It was shocking that three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday, while a baby died in Bhadrak district of Odisha and a woman drowned in Kendrapara. Thousands of kutcha houses in the coastal parts of West Bengal were damaged. Embankments were breached in the low-level areas because of the massive storm surge. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore in Kolkata, the landfall started at 2.30 p.m. and continued till 7 p.m.
The landfall was reported near Sagar Island of the Sunderbans between Digha in Purba Medinipur and Hatia in Bangladesh. The West Bengal government has evacuated three lakh people, two lakh from South 24 Parganas alone. So, I would request the Centre Government to support effected governments by cyclonic storm to provide humanitarian relief as soon as possible.
--B O Changa Murshidabad, WB



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