Prime Minister Narendra Modi said tehb entire nation stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected by yesterday’s devastating cyclone Amphan. The cyclone had pounded state capital Kolkata for more than four hours yesterday, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity poles, damaging buildings and killing at least 12 people.
“Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy,” the Prime Minister tweeted today.
In another tweet, he said the teams of the National Disaster Relief Force teams are working in the areas affected by the cyclone.
“Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government. No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected,” his tweet read.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the impact of Amphan was worse than the coronavirus pandemic and claimed that the state has incurred damages to the tune of of Rs 1 lakh crore.
Over five lakh people had been taken to shelters in Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha.