In Photos: Cyclone Amphan’s Trail Of Destruction Across India’s East Coast

On Wednesday afternoon, super cyclone Amphan hit the Sundarbans, a mangrove area around the India-Bangladesh border which is home to almost four million people. Moving north-eastwards at a speed of 200 KMPH it has struck parts of West Bengal and Odisha.

Cyclone Amphan has led to large-scale devastation in Kolkata, leaving millions of people affected in its trail. This is said to be the first super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal since 1990.

Image source: Being Travelers/Facebook

Around 12 people have lost their lives in West Bengal. CM Mamata Bannerjee described the impact of this cyclone on Kolkata as worse than the disaster of COVID-19. She has pegged the damage to public property at Rs 1 lakh crore so far comparing it to a ‘war-like’ situation.’

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

People took to social media to share images and updates of the destruction left by the super-cyclone. Many reported power-cuts and network outage too.

As the cyclone continues on its path north, West Bengal, Orissa in India, and neighbouring Bangladesh have been left dealing with the double whammy of the Coronavirus pandemic and the cyclone.

The cyclone washed away bridges connecting Indian islands to the mainland and left many areas without utilities, the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters Wednesday evening,” as reported by New York Times.

Similar Posts

Share your details to download the report.

We promise not to spam or send irrelevant information.

A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

Sign up for the Youth Ki Awaaz Prime Ministerial Brief below