3 killed in West Bengal as Cyclone Yaas hits India
Published: 01:07 PM, 26 May 2021 Updated: 03:40 PM, 26 May 2021
A woman stands next to a damaged shop by cyclone Yaas in Bichitrapur in Odisha’s Balasore district; Photo: Reuters
Three killed in ravages by the Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal, reports Times of India.
Two of the three dead were killed in lightning strikes while another died in a wall collapse caused by heavy rains. However, no death has been reported in Odisha so far.
Officials in the two states say more than two million people have already been evacuated from coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha.
Meanwhile, Cyclone Yaas has made landfall in Odisha. The cyclone has been raging in the state since Wednesday morning.
A strong tidal wave has already started in the Digha of West Bengal. The sea is rough, for this, the seawater is entering the top of Digha’s guardwall. Several hotels, including shops adjacent to the sea, have also been flooded. Troops were deployed in 10 districts of West Bengal on Tuesday evening to deal with the situation.
According to the Times of India, cyclone Yaas has started pounding Dhamra near Balasore in Odisha. The speed of the storm is 130-140 kmph while the maximum speed likely to be 155 kmph.
Two devastating cyclones hit India in a week. Last week, Cyclone Tauktae hit the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. At least 150 people were killed in the quake, according to the country’s disaster management department.
Source: Times of India