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Cyclone Bulbul: Heavy rain, thunderstorms lash Bengal and Odisha

The India Meteorological Department said cyclone Bulbul will make landfall at West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Island (WB) and Khepupara (Bangladesh) across Sunderban delta by Saturday late evening.

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Heavy rain triggered by very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ on Saturday lashed coastal West Bengal, uprooted trees leading to the death of one person in the city and causing traffic snarls, news agency PTI reported.(Express Photo: Partha Paul)

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Fishermen have been advised not to venture into northwest Bay of Bengal along the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha, and into the riverine area and sea of Sunderbans delta on Saturday and Sunday. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she is herself monitoring the situation and that the administration has taken all measures to tackle any contingency in view of Cyclone. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

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CM Banerjee has also appealed to all citizens to maintain calm and not to panic. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

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In Bengal, colleges and anganwadi centres were kept closed and more than 1.2 lakh people have been rescued from vulnerable coastal areas.(Express Photo: Partha Paul)

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Operations at the Kolkata airport, the busiest in eastern India, have been suspended for 12 hours beginning 6 PM on Saturday due to the cyclone. (Express photo:Partha Paul)

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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has put in place a special team who are using high-power pumps to remove water from low lying areas, news agency PTI reported. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

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As many as 16 teams of the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been positioned in West Bengal and additional teams are being deployed at the request of the states. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)