Two dead in India as cyclone Bulbul lashes coast

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:55, Nov 09, 2019 | Updated : 23:47, Nov 09, 2019

Trees sway as heavy wind induced by Cyclone Bulbul hits Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas district in Indian state of West Bengal on Saturday (Nov 9). PHOTO/PTISevere cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' has hit the Indian coasts of West Bengal with a wind speed of 115 to 125 km per hours.
The Indian Meteorological Department said it made landfall at West Bengal’s Sagar island at 9pm on Saturday and is expected to move northeastwards into neighbouring Bangladesh, hovering over the Sundarbans delta.
It has reportedly caused two deaths in India.
The storm was centred about 35km southeast of Sagar Islands in Odisha, 80km east-southeast of Digha, and 125km south-southwest of Kolkata at 7:30pm on Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department said.
It means the storm with a diameter of around 200km and an approaching speed of around 12km already started the process of landfall.
One death each has been reported from West Bengal and Odisha due to heavy rain triggered by the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, reports PTI.
Rain lashed coastal West Bengal, uprooted trees leading to death of one person in the city.
Continuous downpour since early Saturday left parts of Kolkata and its adjoining suburbs with waterlogged streets and overflowing drains.
Trees were uprooted in various parts of the city killing one person in a renowned club of the city, the officials said.


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