Cyclone Amphan ‘greater than a nationwide catastrophe’, by no means seen such devastation: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: Forward of conducting an aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday contended that the calamity, which has wreaked havoc within the state and left not less than 77 lifeless, is “greater than a nationwide catastrophe”.

Banerjee stated it would take time to revive normalcy, with cyclone Amphan having ravaged not less than seven to eight districts in Bengal.

“It is a greater than a nationwide catastrophe. I’ve not seen such devastation in my life,” Banerjee informed reporters on the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Worldwide Airport, the place she had gone to obtain Modi.

“It’s going to take a while to revive normalcy… It is a catastrophic catastrophe. Our officers and ministers are all working. Police are additionally working tirelessly. We’re preventing three challenges there may be lockdown happening, then there may be COVID-19, and now this catastrophe. The villages have been completely devastated,” she stated.

The CM stated that she is going to maintain a gathering with Modi following the aerial survey.

She additionally stated {that a} map of the areas which might be surveyed has been ready.

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