Death Toll in Bulbul Cyclonic Storm Reaches 10; 4 lakh 65 thousand people affected

In West Bengal, death toll in cyclonic storm Bulbul related incidents has gone up to 10. Five persons died in North 24 Paraganas District while two in South 24 Paraganas and one each in East Midnapur, East Bardhaman and Kolkata districts.

State Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said that more than 4 lakh 65 thousand people have been affected by the severe cyclonic storm in nine districts of the State.

Over 60 thousands houses were partially damaged. The State administration is sending teams to the affected districts to assess the situation. The cyclonic storm has caused damages to standing crops also.

The Centre has assured all possible help to the West Bengal Government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah called up Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to enquire about the situation and assured all possible assistance.

Home ministry is closely monitoring the situation and is continuously in touch with central and state agencies.

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