Typhoon Amphan from the Bay of Bengal has wreaked havoc in India and Bangladesh, killing 84 people and injuring dozens.
The powerful typhoon Amphan hit the coast of the Indian state of West Bengal yesterday and caused heavy loss of life and property.
The storm has confirmed 72 deaths in the state of West Bengal.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that due to the storm, roofs of thousands of houses in West Bengal have been blown off and trees have been uprooted.
Water has accumulated in the low-lying areas of West Bengal and rescue operations are underway to drain it.
The storm also severely affected Calcutta Airport, submerging a section of the airport and damaging several aircraft.
Amphan’s devastation in Bangladesh
Typhoon Amphan also affected three coastal districts of Bangladesh, killing 12 people and injuring several others.
The storm caused heavy rains with strong winds in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s coastal districts of Satkhira, Sundarbans, Korgram and Jamalpur were affected, two people were killed when a boat sank in Patwa Khali, a man was killed when a wall collapsed in Mathberia area of Perojpur and a tree fell in Kamal Nagar area of Satara. The woman died.
As many as 135 people have been evacuated from coastal areas of Bangladesh due to Hurricane Amphan.
Typhoon Amphan is now moving north of Bhutan, but its intensity has dropped significantly.
The epicenter was reported below the Bay of Bengal in 1999, however.