A hurricane has torn off wires, light depriving 12 million people
On the East coast of India and Bangladesh were hit by the cyclonic storm “Ampan”, which was evacuated 2.5 million people.
The greatest damage was caused to the Indian States of West Bengal and Odisha, and South-Western districts of Bangladesh.
The impact of the storm in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, was “a greater catastrophe than COVID-19,” stated the authorities of the state. Due to heavy rains was flooded city airport.
The hurricane with individual gusts up to 185 km/h tore trees with roots, tore off the electric and telephone wires. In this regard, about 14 million people were left without electricity and many roads were flooded.
Reported death of at least 84: 72 in India and 12 in Bangladesh.
“Ampan” recognized first supercyclone, which was formed in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. Having a destructive streak, he’s a little weakened and moved North in the direction of Bhutan.
We will remind, last year we reported on the storm “Vayu”, which in India has announced a plan for mass evacuation.
Also in 2019 in India and Bangladesh were hit by cyclone “Bulbul”, which dozens people were killed, and over two million were evacuated.