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Cyclone Amphan

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee stopped by police officials at Baruipur, while she was on her way to cyclone-affected Jibantala village for the distribution of relief material, during nationwide lockdown in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chairs a meeting regarding relief material for cyclone Amphan affected people and re-structure planning of district, at Nabanna Sabhaghar in Kolkata.

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Municipal workers carry out re-plantation of an uprooted tree that fell in the recent Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Poor people stand in a queue to collect food from volunteers in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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People walk past an abandoned house damaged during super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Great Banyan, the world's largest banyan tree, after it was partially damaged during Cyclone Amphan, at Botanical Garden in Howrah district.

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Great Banyan, the world's largest banyan tree, after it was partially damaged during Cyclone Amphan, at Botanical Garden in Howrah district.

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NDRF personnel work to clear an uprooted tree from a road, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty (L) interacts with an elderly woman while distributing relief materials in a Cyclone Amphan affected area, in Kolkata.

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Shopkeepers dry up soaked books on a road before shifting them to other shops, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Shopkeepers dry up soaked garments after opening their shops, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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NDRF personnel work to clear an uprooted tree from a road, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A thatched house damaged during Cyclone Amphan, at Nandapur village, in Birbhum district. Many villages of Suri & Mohammad Bazar near Mayurakshi river have been affected due to the cyclonic storm.

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Odisha Fire and Disaster personnel cut an uprooted tree to clear a road, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A young girl salutes army personnel who were clearing the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army jawans and NDRF personnel work to clear uprooted trees from a road in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army jawans work to clear uprooted trees from a road in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army personnel cut the branches of an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army personnel pull an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

People are now living under a tarpaulin or under open sky, or have taken shelter in nearby areas.

Life has come to a halt in many districts

Cyclone Amphan is one of the fiercist to hit West Bengal in the last 100 years

Electric poles and trees have been uprooted and overhead wires snapped after cyclone made landfall.

Cyclone Amphan has left behind a trail of destruction

Thousands of homes have been damaged

Several houses and roads in the district continue to remain waterlogged.

South 24 Paraganas is one of the worst hit districts.

A resident inspects his damaged house after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, at Sagar in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves at the villagers during her meeting for Cyclone Amphan, at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal

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A view of damaged Esplanade bus stand, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A damaged electric pole hangs close to a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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People stand in a queue outside a shop to buy generator due to power cut, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Mangled remains of a car after a tree fell on it, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A worker attempts to repair an electric pole, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Locals block a road near Uttarpara area to protest against delay in removal of uprooted trees, ongoning power cuts and unavailability of drinking water, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Hooghly district.

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Locals block a road near Uttarpara area to protest against delay in removal of uprooted trees, ongoning power cuts and unavailability of drinking water, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Hooghly district.

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Locals block a road near Uttarpara area to protest against delay in removal of uprooted trees, ongoning power cuts and unavailability of drinking water, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Hooghly district

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Locals block a road near Keorapukur bazar area to protest against delay in removal of uprooted trees, ongoning power cuts and unavailability of drinking water, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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People ride cycle past branches of a tree fallen on a road after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata.

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Motorists make their way through a road laid with fallen trees and branches after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata.

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Congress activists protest against delay in restoration of power, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Mangled remains of a car after trees fell on it, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A woman walks past books kept on a road for drying, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Men cross under an uprooted tree lying across a road, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Books kept on a road for drying, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Damaged boats are seen partially submerged, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, in Bhubaneswar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Biju Patnaik Airport to take stock of the situation arising due to Cyclone Amphan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted on his arrival by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and State Governor Ganeshi Lal, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.

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A villager walks past a damaged house, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, party chief Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and others attend a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and other officials during a review meeting with the officials after his aerial survey of the Amphan Cyclone affected areas in the state, at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during an aerial survey of the areas hit by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal. PM Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the cyclone-hit state.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee upon arrival for a review meeting on the situation after Cyclone Amphan, at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a review meeting on the situation after Cyclone Amphan, at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district.

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Damaged electric cables hang close to a street after trees fell on it, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A woman looks on at the mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses media at NSCBI Airport after her visit to cyclone Amphan affected areas with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Kolkata.

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Uprooted trees lying on a street due to Super Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata. After taking 72 lives in West Bengal, cyclone Amphan plundered a huge amount of agricultural production and damaged electric poles causing prolonged power cut in the state.

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Cable TV engineers work to restore the services that were destroyed due to Super Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata. After taking 72 lives in West Bengal, cyclone Amphan plundered a huge amount of agricultural production and damaged electric poles causing prolonged power cut in the state.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on his arrival at the airport to take stock of the situation in the state after Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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A tree that fell on a hut during Cyclone Amphan, at Dhulbulia in Nadia district.

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A tree that fell on a hut during Cyclone Amphan, at Dhulbulia in Nadia district. After taking 72 lives in West Bengal, cyclone Amphan plundered a huge amount of agricultural production and damaged electric poles causing prolonged power cut in the state.

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An aerial view of cyclone Amphan affected areas in West Bengal, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conducts an aerial survey of cyclone Amphan affected areas, in Kolkata.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of cyclone Amphan affected areas with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (unseen), in Kolkata.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a review meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other officials on Cyclone 'Amphan', at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a review meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (unseen) and other officials on Cyclone 'Amphan', at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas.

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A family stands inside their damaged house in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district. Several parts of West Bengal wore a battered look after the extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' ripped through the state, leaving 72 people dead.

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A man walks past a damaged electric post in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas district.

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Mangled remains of a vehicle after a tree fell on it in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district. Several parts of West Bengal wore a battered look after the extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' ripped through the state, leaving 72 people dead.

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Mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Mangled remains of a car after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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People stand near a banyan tree that fell on a house during Cyclone 'Amphan at Layekbazar in Birbhum district.

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A car parked along a road damaged by an uprooted tree, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Commuters try to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A rickshaw puller tries to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Milkmen wade through a flooded road after Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas district.

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People walk past a tree branch fallen in the middle of a road after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata.

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A man carries drinking water from a nearby source and walks past trees fallen after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications.

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A car parked along a road damaged by an uprooted tree, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Locals clearing an uprooted tree from the Ranaghat-Krishnagar state highway road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', near Taherpur in Nadia.

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A taxi damaged during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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Residents try to remove an electric pole that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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Roadside vendors along a metro station salvage material from his stall after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications.

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This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows volunteers of the organization fixing homes of villagers after Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, hit the area in Bhadrak district of Orissa state. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. At least 24 people were reported killed Thursday.

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Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone that slammed into coastal India and Bangladesh has left damage difficult to assess Thursday.

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People remove an uprooted tree that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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An uprooted tree that fell on a house during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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