The W.Bengal authorities had calculated the losses of the severe cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ which ravaged through the Eastern coast of India. The losses are estimated to be of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said.
The most powerful Cyclone in over a decade, teared through W.bengal causing a trail of destruction. Both India and neighboring Bangladesh recorded the death of 102 people in the cyclone. The timely evacuation of over 3 million people helped to lessen the casualty count at destructive wind speeds of over 133 kmph.
Much of the deaths occurred due to electrocution and collapsed structures.