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Cyclone 'Ramal' wreaks havoc in Bengal, 6 dead so far, more than 29 thousand houses collapsed

Cyclone Ramal has wreaked so much havoc in West Bengal that so far 6 people have died and more than 29 thousand houses have been damaged. The worst impact of the storm was seen in the southern coastal areas. Apart from this, more than 2140 trees have fallen in different parts of the state
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Cyclone Ramal has wreaked so much havoc in West Bengal that so far 6 people have died and more than 29 thousand houses have been damaged. The worst impact of the storm was seen in the southern coastal areas. Apart from this, more than 2140 trees have fallen and around 1700 power poles have fallen in various parts of the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed concern over the impact of Cyclone Ramal in the state. He stressed the need for immediate compensation to the affected families who lost their lives in the cyclone. Above all, he said, is human life. After Ramal hit the coast, heavy rains and strong winds started blowing.

The information that has come out so far regarding the cyclone states that 27000 houses have been partially damaged and 2500 completely damaged. If officials are to be believed, this figure may go up in the next day or two as there are many areas where the damage caused by Cyclone Rimal is being assessed.

The death toll may increase

According to a PTI report, data is still being collected from several districts regarding the damage caused by Cyclone Ramal and the damage is being calculated. The administration has shifted more than 2 lakh people to 1438 safe shelters. Food is being delivered to these shelters by 341 kitchens.

The areas that were hit the hardest by Cyclone Ramal include Kakdwip, Namkhana, Sagar Dwip, Diamond Harbour, Fraserganj, Bakkhali and Mandarmani. The cyclone caused minor cracks in the embankments, which were promptly repaired. However, no information about the embankment breach has been received so far. Any that were reported were minor and were corrected immediately.

Coastal areas suffered the most

So far six people have lost their lives due to the cyclone. A woman died in Kolkata, two women in South 24 Parganas district, one in North 24 Parganas district and a father and son in East Medinipur. Coastal areas suffered the most damage due to the cyclone.

Cyclone Ramal hit the coastal areas of West Bengal on Sunday night. Along with its collision, many areas witnessed heavy rain along with strong winds. Several NDRF teams have been deployed to monitor the cyclone. The impact of Cyclone Ramal was seen in Bangladesh as well as West Bengal.

Devastation in coastal areas in Bangladesh

The cyclone ravaged the coast of Bangladesh, destroying thousands of homes, breaching seawalls and flooding many villages and towns along the southwestern coastal areas. The cyclone has so far killed 10 people in Bangladesh, while the storm has completely destroyed more than 35 houses and affected more than 37.5 lakh people.

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