WION Web Team New Delhi
Nov 10, 2019, 08.18 AM
About a hundred thousand people have been evacuated from the low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh even as cyclone Bulbul made landfall between West Bengal and southern Bangladesh last night.
Two deaths -- one in Odisha and the other in West Bengal -- have been reported so far.
The severe cyclonic storm made landfall with a maximum sustained speed of 110 to 120 kilometre per hour and it is now on course to make landfall near the Sunderbans.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Bulbul is set to weaken gradually as it moves into Bangladesh.
Two ports have been put on highest alert while authorities have also cancelled a nationwide school test.
IMD: Landfall process started. Wall cloud region is entering into land. It's very likely to move northeastwards, weaken gradually&cross WB - Bangladesh Coasts b/w Sagar Islands (WB) and Khepupara (Bangladesh), across Sunderban delta during next 3 hrs as a Severe Cyclonic Storm. https://t.co/vSZ26ox8ij