/Cyclone ‘Bulbul’: more than 2.73 lakh families affected in Bengal and Bangladesh

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’: more than 2.73 lakh families affected in Bengal and Bangladesh

Cyclone Bulbul claims that at least ten people were killed and 2.73 lakh families affected in the coastal districts of West Bengal, low-lying areas of neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 8 people and injuring 15 Have become. Extensive damage to crops, homes, electricity, lines reported.

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which ran through the coastal districts of West Bengal before heading towards Bangladesh, claimed 2.73 lakh families and affected at least ten lives in different parts of the state on Sunday.

The severe cyclonic storm, which combined its intense rains with thunderstorms, uprooted hundreds of trees and fried wires in the city and coastal districts of North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore, halting life.

The cyclone has also damaged hundreds of homes. Around two lakh people have been taken to relief camps set up at nine places in the state. Hundreds of uprooted trees have blocked well in Kolkata and its fringe areas. Many areas have been flooded due to continuous rains.

Authorities have ordered temporary restrictions on boat and ferry movements in interior river routes and coastal waters, in addition to shutting down air traffic operations near coastal airports for nearly 24 hours.

In Bangladesh, 8 people were killed and 15 injured due to Cyclone Bulbul, while around 5000 houses were damaged. The Satkhera coastal region is the major cause of the cyclone. A large number of trees were uprooted, houses in the area were damaged and electricity was cut.

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