Cyclone Amphan has battered West Bengal and Bangladesh’s coastal area and badly damaged parts of the Sundarbans, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, spreads across Bangladesh and India and is known for its unique flora and fauna.
West Bengal’s principal chief conservator of forests and wildlife Ravi Kant Sinha said the cyclone has already started hitting the forest areas.
“A few of our locations are badly damaged, very high speed winds and water has entered our locations,” Sinha said to a TV channel.
In a tweet, the Indian MET Office said Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclonic storm with speed of 155-165 km/ph. gusting to 185 km/ph. across Sundarbans. (Web Desk)by