India: Streets of Calcutta flooded in aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

The East Indian city of Calcutta appeared flooded on Thursday on the aftermath of cyclone Amphan's landfall. The cyclone washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas. Locals could be seen walking through the flooded streets, avoiding the fallen trees sustained by damaged buildings, some of them completely flooded inside. «This kind of cyclone we have never seen before,» said Aafreen Rafiq... Еще, covered in water to her knees in her house. «It hurts people like us so much. On one end we are facing lot of problems because of coronavirus. Before we could come out of that crisis, now the cyclone has completely ruined our lives,» she added, as epidemic restrictions hampered the evacuation of victims to shelters, which couldn't be used at full capacity due to physical distance measures. Power lines were brought down by wind gusts up to 185 kilometres per hour (115 miles per hour), and over a 1,000 mobile towers across the state and city had been completely destroyed according to officials, leaving mobile and internet services disrupted. According to reports, the powerful cyclone was the fiercest to hit the area in 100 years, killing at least 84 people.

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