As many as 7 people were killed in West Bengal as cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which barrelled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, official reports said on Sunday.
The severe cyclonic storm, which brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with gale wind till early Sunday, uprooted hundreds of trees and snapped cables in the city and its adjoining areas in North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore, bring life to a near-halt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all possible assistance to West Bengal to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclone Bulbul. The message was conveyed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a phonic talk with her.
Cyclone Bulbul made the landfall in West Bengal’s South 24 Paraganas yesterday