Cyclone Bulbul kills 32 in India and Bangladesh

November 14, 2015: Cyclone Bulbul has left a trail of death and destruction, claiming lives of at least 32 people in India and Bangladesh.

Cyclone Bulbul killed 10 people and affected at least 2.73 lakh families in different parts of the West Bengal, India causing the suspension of operation for 12 hours at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

According to the Sate Disaster Management, at least 2,473 houses were destroyed and another 26,000 were partially damaged in the cyclone in the coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal.

At least 22 people died in seven coastal districts of Bangladesh.

Cyclone Bulbul made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh. More than 1.8 million people in the vulnerable Bangladeshi coastal districts were evacuated to 4,071 cyclone shelters.

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