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Cyclone Bulbul: Seven Dead, 2.73 Lakh Affected In West Bengal

Kolkata: Extreme Cyclone Bulbul has a taken a toll of seven lives in three West Bengal districts, and affected 2.73 lakh individuals, senior ministers mentioned on Sunday.

5 deaths had been reported from Basirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas district, whereas South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts recorded one demise every within the storm which crossed the Bengal coast near Sundarban Dhanchi forest between 8.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Catastrophe Administration Minister Javed Khan mentioned 2.73 lakh individuals had been affected, whereas 1.78 lakh individuals had been sheltered in 471 reduction camps.

The state authorities was working 373 group kitchens.

Whereas Khan mentioned 2,470 homes had been broken, in line with state Meals and Provides Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, as many as 3,100 homes collapsed within the worst-hit Basirhat sub-division alone.

Mullick, who toured the Bulbul-hit areas in Basirhat on Sunday, mentioned the situation of Sandeshkhali was “very bad”.

“There has been massive damage to agricultural land. We have to meet the crisis on a war footing,” he mentioned.

Briefing media individuals in Kolkata, Khan mentioned six groups of Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive and 4 State Catastrophe Response Drive groups had been finishing up rescue operations within the affected areas.

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