Cyclone Amphan: over 6 lakh people evacuated in Odisha & Bengal

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Cyclone Amphan: over 6 lakh people evacuated in Odisha & Bengal

May 20, 2020 20:17 IST

All 20 units of the National Disaster Response Force stationed in Odisha have been deployed in the state, while as many units have been pressed into service in West Bengal for relief and rescue efforts in the wake of Cyclone Amphan, NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said on Wednesday. Quoting data provided by the state governments, Pradhan said that over 5 lakh people have been evacuated in West Bengal while over 1.58 lakh have been taken to safety in Odisha. He also said that all operations are being conducted with the Covid-19 crisis in mind and all teams have been given personal protective equipment.

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