Cyclone Remal kills 6 in West Bengal, over 30,000 houses destroyed | Details inside

The cyclone devastated Bangladesh's coastline, destroying thousands of homes, breaching seawalls, and flooding many villages and towns in the southwestern coastal areas.

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West Bengal on Monday said nearly 29,500 houses in 24 blocks and 79 municipal wards, mostly in the south coastal areas of West Bengal, were partially or entirely damaged by Cyclone Remal. The state officials said at least 6 people lost their live in the severe cyclone. Remal lashed the coasts of Bangladesh with devastating winds up to 120 kph and storm surges, inundating hundreds of villages. 

Impact of Cyclone Remal

The maximum impact of the storm has been seen in the southern coastal areas. Apart from this, more than 2140 trees were uprooted and about 1700 electric poles fell in different parts of the state. The information that has come out so far regarding the cyclone states that 27000 houses have been partially and 2500 have been completely damaged. If officials are to be believed, these figures may increase in the next day or two because there are many areas where the damage caused by Cyclone Remal is being assessed.

The areas of damage

According to information, data is still being collected from many districts regarding the damage caused by Cyclone Remal and the loss is being calculated. The administration has shifted more than 2 lakh people to 1438 safe shelters. Food is being delivered to these shelters through 341 kitchens. The areas where Cyclone Ramal has caused the most damage include the areas of Kakdweep, Namkhana, Sagar Island, Diamond Harbour, Fraserganj, Bakkhali and Mandarmani. Due to the cyclone, there were minor cracks in the embankments, which were immediately repaired. However, till now no information has been received about breach of embankment. Whatever was reported was minor and was immediately rectified.

Cyclone Remal

So far, six people have lost their lives due to the cyclone. One woman in Kolkata, two women in South 24 Parganas district, one in North 24 Parganas district and a father and son in East Medinipur have died. The maximum damage due to the cyclone has been seen in the coastal areas. Cyclone Remal hit the coastal areas of West Bengal on Sunday night. With its collision, strong winds as well as heavy rain were seen in many areas. In view of the cyclone, many NDRF teams have been deployed. The impact of Cyclone Remal was seen in West Bengal as well as Bangladesh.

The cyclone devastated Bangladesh's coastline, destroying thousands of homes, breaching seawalls, and flooding many villages and towns in the southwestern coastal areas. So far 10 people have died due to the storm in Bangladesh, while the storm has completely damaged more than 35 houses and affected more than 37.5 lakh people.