In India and Bangladesh, 101 people have already died temporarily after the “Amphan” hurricane, while thousands of residents of the Indian city of Calcutta have taken to the streets to demand the immediate restoration of electricity and drinking water in the pandemic of the coronavirus that is crossing the country.
The ‘Amphan’ landed last Wednesday, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains. Its passage destroyed at least a million houses, uprooted trees, sunken harvests, and destroyed the power grid, drinking water wells, and telephone lines in the affected areas of both countries.
The recent death toll increases the death toll to 86 in West Bengal, India and 15 in Bangladesh. The protests took place in the capital of this first state, Calcutta.
Indian Minister of State Mamata Banerjee has urged people to be patient with their government’s efforts to restore water and light, with the current coronavirus crisis that has collapsed in the country.
The Home Office has already asked for intervention from the army to speed up reconstruction. In the state alone, more than 15 million people are affected by the cyclone, the strongest in the region in recent years.