India: Workers clear Kolkata of fallen trees in aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

Uprooted trees, fallen electricity pylons and scattered branches began being cleared from Kolkata's streets on Friday in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. Fences being placed by Kolkata police were seen blocking roads where workers were clearing the streets. Several fallen trees and posts, alongside cables tangled up in branches could also be spotted. During its transit through the East Indian... Еще city, Amphan washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas, damaging buildings, flooding houses and destroying thousands of trees, signs and lampposts. Local media report 14 fatalities in the city in the wake of the storm. Power lines were brought down by wind gusts of up to 185 kilometres per hour (115 miles per hour), and over 1,000 telecommunications 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 has killed at least 84 people in India and Bangladesh, where COVID-19 lockdown measures have hampered efforts to mitigate against the storm.

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