Cyclone 'Amphan' kills 72 in West Bengal: CM

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that as many has 72 people had been killed in the state due to the cyclone.

As per the details given by her, 15 people died in Kolkata, 18 in North 24 Parganas, 17 in North 24 Parganas, seven in Howrah, six people were killed in East Medinipore and two in Hooghly.

Mamata also announced an exgratia amount of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of those killed in Cyclone 'Amphan'.

The chief minister has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the state and assess the damage caused by Cyclone 'Amphan' himself.

"At present the situation is not okay. I urge the PM to make a visit. Even I will make an aeriel survey but I'm waiting for the weather to improve," she said. Desk: Asianet Online