8 dead, 4.65 lakh affected in Bengal due to Cyclone Bulbul

Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking away eight lives in three districts, affecting 4.65 lakh people and damaging around 60,000 houses, officials said on Sunday.

The storm also uprooted hundreds of trees and affected power supply in parts of the state.

Five loss of lives were reported from Basirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas district, while South 24 Parganas recorded two deaths and another succumbed in East Midnapore as Bulbul ploughed through the Bengal coast close to Sundarban Dhanchi forest between 8.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Saturday before going off to Bangladesh as a weakened cyclonic storm.

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