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The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall.

May 21, 2020 / 01:31 PM IST
Cyclone Amphan hurtled towards Indian shores on May 20, triggering downpour in coastal Odisha and West Bengal, uprooting trees and forcing evacuation of over four lakh people. (Image: AP)
Cyclone Amphan hurtled towards Indian shores on May 20, triggering downpour in coastal Odisha and West Bengal, uprooting trees and forcing evacuation of over four lakh people. (Image: AP)
A powerful cyclone that slammed into coastal India and Bangladesh has left damage difficult to assess. Ceiling of a hangar collapsed on a parked Air Indian plane at Kolkata Airport. (Image: News18)
A powerful cyclone that slammed into coastal India and Bangladesh has left damage difficult to assess. Ceiling of a hangar collapsed on a parked Air Indian plane at Kolkata Airport. (Image: News18)
Super cyclonic storm Amphan over the northwest of the Bay of Bengal moved towards north-northeast. It is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands. (Image: News18)
Super cyclonic storm Amphan over the northwest of the Bay of Bengal moved towards north-northeast. It is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands. (Image: News18)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of extensive damage in West Bengal and Odisha from heavy rainfall and strong storms. Authorities of India and Bangladesh are trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing norms. (Image: AP)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of extensive damage in West Bengal and Odisha from heavy rainfall and strong storms. Authorities of India and Bangladesh are trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing norms. (Image: AP)
The satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall on May 20 near Sundarbans. (Image: AP)
The satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall on May 20 near Sundarbans. (Image: AP)
Kolkata airport flooded and structures destroyed in wake of Cyclone Amphan. Air India planes are parked in a flooded hangar. (Image: News18)
Kolkata airport flooded and structures destroyed in wake of Cyclone Amphan. Air India planes are parked in a flooded hangar. (Image: News18)
Cyclone Amphan wrecks Kolkata airport. The tarmac and runway has been flooded and the ceiling of hangar are collapsed. (Image: News18)
Cyclone Amphan wrecks Kolkata airport. The tarmac and runway has been flooded and the ceiling of hangar are collapsed. (Image: News18)
People walk with umbrellas in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan at Bhadrak district in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on May 20. (Image: AP)
People walk with umbrellas in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan at Bhadrak district in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on May 20. (Image: AP)
Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2020. (Image: AP)
Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2020. (Image: AP)
A man salvages his belongings from the rubble of a damaged shop after Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in South 24 Parganas district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India on May 21, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
A man salvages his belongings from the rubble of a damaged shop after Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in South 24 Parganas district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India on May 21, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
A boat brings people to land on May 20, as locals check an embankment before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)
A boat brings people to land on May 20, as locals check an embankment before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)
People make their way to a safer place before the cyclone Amphan makes its landfall in Gabura outskirts of Satkhira district, Bangladesh on May 20, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
People make their way to a safer place before the cyclone Amphan makes its landfall in Gabura outskirts of Satkhira district, Bangladesh on May 20, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
People crowd a shelter before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)
People crowd a shelter before Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)
Trees stay uprooted on a highway from heavy winds and rainfall that hit the coastal districts of Odisha ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall. (Image: AP)
Trees stay uprooted on a highway from heavy winds and rainfall that hit the coastal districts of Odisha ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall. (Image: AP)
India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) making announcements to warn people on the Bay of Bengal coast about Cyclone Amphan. (Image: AP)
India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) making announcements to warn people on the Bay of Bengal coast about Cyclone Amphan. (Image: AP)
Police officers carry a disabled man to a safer place following his evacuation from a slum area before Cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
Police officers carry a disabled man to a safer place following his evacuation from a slum area before Cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
Villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast walk towards relief camps as they are evacuated by volunteers as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan. (Image: AP)
Villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast walk towards relief camps as they are evacuated by volunteers as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan. (Image: AP)
Boats are anchored at a fishing harbour at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. (Image: AP)
Boats are anchored at a fishing harbour at Paradeep on the Bay of Bengal coast in Odisha. (Image: AP)
A man walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 20, 2020. (Image: AP)
A man walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 20, 2020. (Image: AP)
A boat stands anchored as it rains ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 20, 2020. (Image: AP)
A boat stands anchored as it rains ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 20, 2020. (Image: AP)
Authorities are distributing face masks to the villagers evacuated as a precautionary measure to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: AP)
Authorities are distributing face masks to the villagers evacuated as a precautionary measure to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: AP)
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall. (Image: AP)
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall. (Image: AP)
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first published: May 21, 2020 01:31 pm

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