Cyclone Fani entered Bangladesh after mass destruction in Odisha
May 5, 2019
After causing mass destruction in Odisha, Cyclone Fani moved to Bangladesh by late Friday. The cyclone entered West Bengal before moving to Bangladesh. By then, the weather department confirmed that it had reduced to very severe from being extremely severe. Cyclone Fani is one of the most destructive and biggest cyclones to have hit the Indian sub-continent in the last 20 years.
Cyclone Fani moved towards Bangladesh at a reduced speed of 90km/hr. On Friday morning, Fani had hit Odisha. Trees were uprooted and buildings collapsed due to the cyclone. Major casualties were avoided due to timely intervention of Odisha state officials who evacuated almost 11 lakh people to rescue camps across the state. Reportedly, nine people lost their lives in various incidents across Odisha.
Spoke to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Ji and discussed the situation prevailing due to Cyclone Fani. Assured continuous support from the Central Government in the wake of the cyclone. The entire nation stands in solidarity with all those affected by the cyclone in different parts-Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Modi will be visiting Odisha to take a stock of the situation on 6 May. Bangladesh government had requested people to be careful to avoid casualties.
"Cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha on Friday, entered Kolkata's neighbourhood via Kharagpur with a wind speed of up to 80kmph. It will exit Bengal through Nadia and Murshidabad on Saturday afternoon and sail towards Bangladesh, tweeted Rasmi Ranjan Jati.
"Preparing for upcoming cyclone #fani in #Bangladesh refugee camp. Pray for us, tweeted Azad Mohammad.