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Cyclone 'Amphan' Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Bengal

Extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' has killed at least 12 and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal as it left behind a trail of destruction by uprooting trees, destroying homes and swamping low-lying areas of the state.

May 21, 2020

A family stands inside their damaged house in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district. Several parts of West Bengal wore a battered look after the extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' ripped through the state, leaving 72 people dead.

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A man walks past a damaged electric post in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas district.

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Mangled remains of a vehicle after a tree fell on it in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district. Several parts of West Bengal wore a battered look after the extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' ripped through the state, leaving 72 people dead.

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Mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Mangled remains of a car after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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People stand near a banyan tree that fell on a house during Cyclone 'Amphan at Layekbazar in Birbhum district.

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A car parked along a road damaged by an uprooted tree, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A rickshaw puller tries to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Commuters try to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A man carries drinking water from a nearby source and walks past trees fallen after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications.

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People walk past a tree branch fallen in the middle of a road after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata.

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Milkmen wade through a flooded road after Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas district.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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The cyclone barrelled through coastal districts of Bengal, unleashing copious rain and windstorm, blowing away thatched houses and uprooting trees.

Trees and several other plants uprooted due to the Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

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A view of the flooded Elgin Road in Kolkata after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata

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A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Calcutta Club in Kolkata.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee monitors the progress of cyclone Amphan from a contriol room in Kolkata.

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Fire and Rescue Service personnel clear uprooted trees on a road following gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kolkata.

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A tree falls on power lines during strong winds due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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A tree uprooted blocks a road during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone 'Amphan', infront Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata.

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Workers try to restore a power line after a tree fell on it during a storm due Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

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A view of the flooded Kolkata airport.

Vehicles ply on a water-logged road during rain after the landfall of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata

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A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A tree that fell on a hut during Cyclone Amphan, at Dhulbulia in Nadia district.

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Slum dwellers residing along the railroad tracks clear tree branches from tracks in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A tree that fell on a hut during Cyclone Amphan, at Dhulbulia in Nadia district. After taking 72 lives in West Bengal, cyclone Amphan plundered a huge amount of agricultural production and damaged electric poles causing prolonged power cut in the state.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata

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Passersby look at an uprooted lamp post following super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A scooterist tries to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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An uprooted tree that fell on a house during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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People remove an uprooted tree that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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Roadside vendors along a metro station salvage material from his stall after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications.

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Residents try to remove an electric pole that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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A taxi damaged during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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Locals clearing an uprooted tree from the Ranaghat-Krishnagar state highway road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', near Taherpur in Nadia.

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A villager walks past a damaged house, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal.

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Damaged boats are seen partially submerged, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal

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Books kept on a road for drying, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A woman walks past books kept on a road for drying, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Mangled remains of a car after trees fell on it, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Men cross under an uprooted tree lying across a road, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves at the villagers during her meeting for Cyclone Amphan, at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal

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Army personnel cut the branches of an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army personnel pull an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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