Cyclone Remal disrupts normal life in West Bengal, leaves trail of destruction

Cyclone Remal leaves a trail of destruction in West Bengal
NDRF team cleared road due to fallen trees at Ganganagar behind Nimpith Ashram at Sagar Block amid rains and gusty winds. Photo Courtesy: NDRF X page

Heavy rains and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Remal uprooted trees and destroyed thatched houses in several districts of West Bengal, mainly in coastal areas, on Monday.

According to reports, one person died after a portion of a building collapsed in Kolkata’s Entally region.

Several people were also injured due to the building collapses, hours after the cyclone made landfall between the coasts of West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh.

Around 1.10 lakh (110,000) people have been shifted from low-lying areas of the state.

As a precautionary measure, local train service in the suburban Sealdah South Section was suspended.

Similarly, flight operations at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport were shut down between 12 noon on Sunday and 9 am on Monday.

At least 340 domestic and 54 international flights were reportedly cancelled.

The Metro service, which is considered the lifeline of the city, has been disrupted in Kolkata.

Water-logging has been reported from various parts of Kolkata.