Typhoon Amphan in the Bay of Bengal wreaked havoc in India and Bangladesh, killing 16 people and injuring dozens.
The powerful typhoon Amphan hit the coast of the Indian state of West Bengal yesterday and the storm has caused massive loss of life and property.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has confirmed that 12 people have been killed in the storm in the state and feared the death toll could rise.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that due to the storm, roofs of thousands of houses in West Bengal have been blown off and trees have been uprooted.
Water has accumulated in the low-lying areas of West Bengal, for which rescue operations are underway.
The storm also severely affected Calcutta Airport, submerging a section of the airport and damaging several aircraft.
Amphan’s devastation in Bangladesh
Typhoon Amphan also affected three coastal districts of Bangladesh, killing four people and injuring several others.
The storm is causing heavy rains with strong winds in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.
The coastal districts of Satkhira, Sundarbans, Korgram and Jamalpur in Bangladesh were affected, two people were killed when a boat sank in Patwa Khali, one person was killed when a wall collapsed in Mathberia area of Perojpur and a tree fell in Kamal Nagar area of Satyara. The woman died.
As many as 135 people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of Bangladesh due to Hurricane Amphan.