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West Bengal: Cyclone Bulbul: Seven dead, one lakh houses damaged after storm lashes West Bengal; toll rises to 12 in Bangladesh November 12,2019   |  Source: First Post

The death toll from Cyclone Bulbul rose to 12 in Bangladesh and five fishermen are still missing, government officials told Reuters on Monday. Most of the victims had refused to evacuate and died due to falling trees, said Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s junior minister for disaster management and relief. In West Bengal, seven people were killed, Javed Khan, the state’s minister for disaster management told reporters on Sunday evening. About one lakh houses and standing crops have been damaged. According to officials, electricity has been restored, telecom services are expected to be restored shortly in most affected areas in the state.

Meanwhile, in Odisha, though there have been no reports of casualties so far, but extensive damage to standing crops in over two lakh hectares has been reported. Electricity and piped water supply services in Odisha, which were affected by severe cyclone Bulbul, are expected to be completely restored in several districts of Odisha by 12 November, Office of the Special Relief Commissioner said on Sunday. The deep depression weakened into a depression over southeast Bangladesh and adjoining south Tripura at 05:30 am on Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It will weaken into a low during the next six hours, IMD stated

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