While India is still fighting with the deadly coronavirus virus, yet another natural calamity has hit the country. Cyclone Amphan has made landfall on Wednesday and caused severe destruction in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. So far, 15 deaths have been reported whereas 5200 houses have been destroyed. Meanwhile, cricket fraternity has extended condolences to the families and prayed for the safety of people living there.
Kolkata most affected city:
Kolkata, who was facing the most number of COVID-19 cases in the state, has been adversely affected by ferocious wind and torrential downpour. The city was under lockdown period as 3,103 people have been affected by the infection. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the devastation was “a bigger disaster than Covid-19”.
Area after area has been ruined. I have experienced a war-like situation today,” Ms Banerjee was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.
Images of uprooted trees, lampposts and traffic lights, waterlogged streets, vehicles crushed under fallen trees and broken river jetties are being surfaced over the social media.
Moreover, Mobile networks are also not working in some areas, while some areas are facing power cuts.
Cricketer like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Shubman Gill and others have shown sympathy for the people affected by the dangerous cyclone Amphan.
Here are some of the Tweets from cricketers:
Praying to God for the people of West Bengal and Odisha who are affected by #CycloneAmphan. Hope it all gets fine soon, take care of each other and stay safe ?
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 21, 2020
To my brothers and sisters in Bengal and Odisha, please stay strong. My heartfelt prayers for this to tide over quickly and for everyone to be safe. #CycloneAmphan
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 20, 2020
Cyclone Amphan .. Lets Pray !! pic.twitter.com/zPYjpAisxx
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) May 21, 2020
Praying for everyone's safety and well being in West Bengal and Odisha. My condolences to the family members who lost their loved ones in this tragic time. ?
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 21, 2020
My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones due to the #AmphanCyclone. In these difficult moments, praying for the safety of everyone in West Bengal and Odisha.
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) May 21, 2020
My thoughts are with Bengal & Odisha & our brave people there amidst the threat of this super cyclone #Amphan! These are truly troubled times for our country!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 20, 2020
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 21, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 21, 2020