New Delhi/Dhaka, Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were on Friday struggling to restore road links, communication lines and electricity after a devastating cyclone in which at least 95 people were killed, dpa reported.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is carrying out an aerial survey of the devastation in West Bengal, which bore the brunt of the cyclone in India. Cyclone Amphan made landfall on Wednesday accompanied by high-speed winds and torrential rain. It destroyed homes and crops, uprooted trees, submerged vast tracts of land and snapped power and communication lines in both India and Bangladesh.
So far at least 95 deaths have been reported: 80 from West Bengal and Odisha states in India and 15 from Bangladesh, according to disaster management officials.
Source: Saudi Press Agency