Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday spoke to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on cyclone Bulbul which triggered heavy rains in parts of Eastern India. “Assured all possible assistance from the Centre. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being. “ said Modi in a tweet.
The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul weakened into a cyclonic storm on Sunday and lay centered over Bangladesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The government-run weather forecasting agency said the cyclone is very move East-Northeastwards across Bangladesh and likely to weaken into a deep depression during next few hours.
On Saturday, one death each was reported from West Bengal and Odisha due to heavy rain triggered by Bulbul. Earlier, Kolkata Airport had announced suspension of flight operations from 6pm Saturday till 6 am Sunday as a precautionary measure.