In Bangladesh 10 people and India 12 dead as Amphan rages
The extremely severe cyclone Amphan, packing winds of up to 190 kmph, on Wednesday rampaged through coastal Odisha and West Bengal, dumping heavy rain, swamping homes and farmland, and then come on costal area of Bangladesh. At least 10 in Bangladesh and 12 people in India have died due to the cyclone, told two neighbor country's official.
Amphan packing winds of up to 190 kmph, on Wednesday rampaged through coastal Odisha and West Bengal, dumping heavy rain, swamping homes and farmland, and then come on Bangladesh. Its packing winds gusting up to 160kph bore down on the coastal districts of country.
The cyclone made landfall and roared into West Bengal on Wednesday, with winds gusting up to 190 kmph and heavy rain having been reported in the affected regions.
After making landfall at 3 pm between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh, Cyclone Amphan raged through the coastal areas, flattening fragile dwellings, uprooting trees and electric poles.
At least 6.58 lakh people were evacuated in West Bengal and Odisha before the cyclone struck the coastal areas in the state. In Bangladesh, at least 10 lakh people have been evacuated, reports said.
Rivers across Bangladesh's coastal districts are swelling under the influence of Cyclone Amphan. Kholpetua River in Satkhira’s Shyamnagar, where water only flows downstream at low tide, was overflowing.
On background, Cyclone Amphan made landfall near Sagar Island in West Bengal, India, close to the Bangladeshi border around 5 p.m. local time with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 mph), according to the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, making it equivalent in intensity to a category 2 Atlantic hurricane.
Heavy rain is expected to lead to flash flooding across the region through Thursday morning. Once the storm pushes inland, it will weaken significantly and the storm is expected to dissipate by Friday.
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