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Cyclone Amphan : PM Modi to visit West Bengal and Odisha tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Odisha tomorrow to take stock of the ground situation in the wake of devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan.

“Tomorrow, PM @narendramodi will travel to West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed,” PMO India tweeted on Thursday. 

In a series of tweets earlier today, Modi said that the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal and no stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.

More than 70 people have died in West Bengal while 12 deaths have been confirmed in Bangladesh due to the Amphan cyclone. Tens of thousands of trees were uprooted bringing down electricity and telephone lines. Cyclone Amphan made a landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with strong winds and heavy rains.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that “Cyclone #Amphan has left a trail of devastation beyond our thoughts.”

Noting that the impact of Amphan is worse than the coronavirus, Banerjee said the damage due to the cyclone is close to Rs 1 lakh crore and urged the Centre for financial support. 

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