Protests in Indian city over cyclone recovery delay

Municipality workers try to remove a tree trunk after the cyclone Amphan hit Bengal, in Kolkata, India. A total of 112 people in India and Bangladesh have died in the disaster so far. – EPA pic, May 23, 2020.

THOUSANDS took to the streets of the Indian city of Kolkata today to protest against what they said was the slow government response to power cuts and flooding after a devastating “super cyclone”.

The death toll in India and Bangladesh from Cyclone Amphan’s rampage along the Bay of Bengal coast rose to at least 112 today, as authorities struggled to deal with the aftermath of the storm while also trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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