India devastated as hurricane leave scores dead

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh.

Storm Amphan struck land last evening pouring coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain.

Thousands of trees were uprooted in the storms, electricity and telephone lines brought down and houses flattened.

Many of Kolkata’s roads are flooded and its 14 million people without power.

The storm is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999.

Though its winds had weakened by the time it struck, it was still classified as a very severe cyclone.

At least 72 people have died in India’s West Bengal state while 12 deaths have been confirmed in Bangladesh.

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