Cyclone Bulbul: 7 killed in West Bengal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for the safety and well-being of the people. Modi during his conversation with Mamata Banerjee assured all possible assistance to West Bengal to deal with the calamity.

At least seven people died in rain-related incidents and close to three lakh have been affected on Sunday as severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ made a landfall in West Bengal late Saturday before making a sudden diversion towards Bangladesh.

“Around 2 lakh 97 thousand people have been affected. Six deaths have taken place; five in North 24 Parganas and one in South 24 Parganas,” West Bengal Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said.

Despite a few damages, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s efforts helped control severe adversities and was commended by the state Governor earlier this morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the situation and spoke to chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his conversation with Mamata Banerjee assured all possible assistance to West Bengal to deal with the calamity. He also prayed for the safety and well-being of the people.

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