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23 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee today and extended ‘absolute solidarity’ on account of Cyclone Amphan ravaging the two states.

Patnaik enquired about the intensity of damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people West Bengal at this hour of crisis. He also assured all possible support to West Bengal in terms of men and materials to overcome this critical situation.

In reply, Banerjee was extremely grateful to Patnaik for his warm gesture.

So far 72 deaths have been reported in West Bengal. Deaths were reported from eight districts. South 24 Parganas recorded a maximum of 18 deaths, followed by North 24 Parganas with 17 deaths. The deaths were mainly due to the falling of trees, electrocution and the collapse of poorly built houses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to conduct an aerial survey of Odisha and West Bengal and then hold a review meeting for damage assessment and rehabilitation.