Cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction across coastal India and Bangladesh.
Dozens of people were killed, homes were flattened and millions left without power.
Powerful cyclone Amphan killed more than 85 people in India and Bangladesh, flattening tens of thousands of homes and battering the metropolis of Kolkata after it roared ashore on Wednesday.
“” Shuli Ghosh, who runs a cafe in Kolkata, told The Associated Press. “”
The storm began over the Bay of Bengal as one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded in the northern Indian Ocean.
A metropolis of 15 million people known for its crumbling charm, Kolkata awoke Thursday to waterlogged streets filled with debris, power outages and the sight of huge trees toppled over onto cars and buses, crumpling them like tin cans.
because roads and bridges are washed out, preventing crews from reaching some areas.