Peering down from his aircraft, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw on Friday (May 22) the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before landing in the stricken city of Kolkata. At least 96 people died in the two countries when cyclone Amphan swept in from the Bay of Bengal on May 20 most of them in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Modi has promised to leave no stone unturned to get West Bengal back on its feet and supporting farmers whose crops and livestock were destroyed by Amphan.
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