Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed his pride at a clip of West Bengal police manually shifting a fallen tree to clear the road after cyclone Amphan struck the eastern parts of India within the last 2 days.
Ganguly, who was himself born and mentioned in Kolkata, took to Twitter to retweet the clip posted by Debasmita Das (Deputy Commissioner of Police, South East Division, Kolkata) with the caption: "So pleased with kolkata [email protected] police".
Cyclone Amphan has left 72 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal , battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.
On Thursday, Ganguly, who lives during a palatial bungalow within the Behala area of Kolkata, had to save lots of an age-old tree at his house which got uprooted thanks to the cyclone.
The former India captain posted a few of images on his social media account, revealing details of the damage the cyclone caused to the tree.
"The mango within the house had to be lifted, pulled back and glued again .. strength at its highest," Ganguly wrote.
The fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years destroyed mud houses and agriculture crops, and uprooted trees and electric poles also wreaked havoc in Odisha damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts.
Two districts of Bengal were “completely devastated” as Kolkata and a number of other parts of the state wore a battered take care of the storm left thousands of individuals homeless, washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas.
Large portions of Kolkata and its suburbs, which features a population of 14.1 million, were flooded and lots of roads suffering from uprooted trees, a number of which collapsed on parked cars and buildings.