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Highlights| Bengal staring at record agri-loss due to Cyclone Amphan: Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that centre has allocated a sum of 1,000 crore to the West Bengal government for immediate assistance. He also said that 2 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased and 50,000 will be given to those that have been injured.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 22, 2020 23:34 IST
Highlights| Bengal staring at record agri-loss due to Cyclone Amphan: Minister

Cyclone Amphan, which hit India’s eastern coast yesterday with winds gusting up to 185 kmph has affected 4.5 million people across 1,500 villages of Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee conducted aerial survey of the areas that have suffered the wrath of the cyclone. Banerjee said that so far 80 people have lost their lives due to the cyclonic storm in the state. While Odisha government said that no death has occurred so far due to the storm. Bangladesh has recorded 22 deaths and many have been left displaced in the country's coastal areas. The Prime Minister also went to Odisha after leaving from West Bengal and carried out an aerial survey of the areas affected in the state. Cyclone Amphan is the most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade.

Here are the latest updates on Cyclone Amphan

10:07 AM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata Banerjee, assures support to West Bengal

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee. He offered to give all support to West Bengal due to the damage caused by the cyclonic storm, reports ANI.

10:02 AM IST

Death toll in West Bengal reaches 77

The death toll due to cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 77 as authorities are busy restoring the normal life thrown out of gear by the region's worst weather disasters, reports PTI.

10:01 AM IST

PM Modi en route West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of the cyclone wreaking havoc in the two states, reports PTI.

09:53 AM IST

Cyclone weakens into deep depression over Bangladesh

Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal coast last evening and gradually weakened into a deep depression over Bangladesh and its neighbourhood, informed the India Meteorological Department, reports ANI.

First published: May 22, 2020 09:24 IST