Cyclone Amphan kills 84 as it rips through India and Bangladesh at 115mph

A cyclone killed at least 84 people when it ripped through India and Bangladesh at a speed of 115 miles per hour.

There are fears that villages in low-lying Bangladesh may be cut off by floods caused by Cyclone Amphan as it reached the east coast of India on Wednesday.

In the Indian megacity Kolkata, with more than 14 million inhabitants, roads are flooded and most inhabitants have no power anymore.

Thousands of trees were uprooted, electricity and telephone lines were knocked down, and houses were flattened.

Cars and trees were swept away by floods.

More than 2.5 million Bangladeshis were evacuated before the supercyclone hit, but some refused because of fear of Covid-19 in overcrowded shelters.





Cyclone Amphan kills 84 as it rips through India and Bangladesh at 115mph

The largest refugee camp in the world, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with a million exiled Rohingya, was damaged.

Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister of West Bengal, said, “I experienced a war today.”

Pankaj Kumar, of Christian Aid, said Amphan had destroyed “homes, communications, crops and livelihood”.

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