'Unbelievable effort' - BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hails Kolkata Police as restoration process begins in West Bengal after cyclone Amphan

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 22, 2020, 01.19 PM(IST)

File photo of Sourav Ganguly. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Restoration process and rescue operations started in West Bengal immediately after cyclone Amphan was over and BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly lauded Kolkata Police for their immediate assistance in beginning the process.

At a time when the entire world was battling the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha, West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh were dealt with a massive blow in the form of cyclone Amphan. The worst effect of the super cyclone was felt in West Bengal where many lives have been lost with people becoming homeless due to the catastrophe. Restoration process and rescue operations started immediately after the cyclone was over and BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly lauded Kolkata Police for their immediate assistance in beginning the process.

The death toll in West Bengal has risen to 80 with several others injured. Even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey along with WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before the central government allocated Rs 1000 crore for immediate assistance of West Bengal in the wake cyclone Amphan.

On Friday, Ganguly shared a couple of videos on social media platform Twitter where Kolkata Police could be seen assisting with the removal of broken trees.

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Earlier, Ganguly had shared a photograph of him fixing the fallen mango tree in his house as the image reminded cricket fans of the 2002 NatWest series final victory against England where the southpaw had removed his shirt before waiving it in the balcony of the Lord’s Cricket Ground. 

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Reportedly, over 5000 trees have been uprooted in Kolkata itself with hundreds of street lights and electrical wires getting swept away by the cyclone Amphan. 

A team will be sent by Central Govt to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to cyclone Amphan and the current situation of the affected areas