Cyclone Aila hit Kolkata India

Posted by Email me at at 5:58 AM

Monday, May 25, 2009

Till now, 11 persons were killed in the Cyclone called Aila. The cyclone hit the coastal areas of West Bengal including the international city Kolkata (Calcutta). Already, some iof the Kolkata schools have declared holiday. The cyclone has hit the North 24 Paraganas (Barrackpore-Kankinara area), South 24 Paraganas, Hooghly, Midapore and the Kolkata city. It is reported that South 24 Paragnas was most affected and it is also the place where 6 people have died. Hundred of trees in the street of Kolkata uprooted and those have blocked the important roads, tram lines, railway lines. It has also affected Calcutta Domestic and International Airport (known as Dum Dum Airtport / Netaji Subhash Chandrea Bose International Airport). Waters entered into the Metro rail too and Metro Rail line also stopped. In many private organizations, they have declared holiday in the lunch time and the IT hub of Kolkata city (Salt Lake) also declared holiday.

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Aila was formed in the Bay of Bengal and it reached to the Kolkata city by the speed of more than 80 kmph. Thousand of people have already left coastal areas like Digha, Sagar Islands and Sunderban. Army have been called by the West Bengal chief Minister after the urgent meeting to rescue.


4 comments: said...

Cyclone Aila has caused devastation and massive human suffering in West Bengal. As always, GiveIndia and its partner NGOs are ready to help those in need. Visit

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Bianca said...

Music for Relief is responding to help provide relief following Cyclone Aila. 

Please help the victims of this disaster by making a donation:

MFR is partnering with BRAC in Bangladesh where 100% of funds contributed will go to those affected by Cyclone Aila.
More information about BRAC: BRAC has provided emergency aid and rehabilitation in Bangladesh since its inception and carried out large-scale relief and rehabilitation activities there for cyclone and flood victims in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2007. BRAC, the largest non-profit in the developing world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 110 million people in Africa and Asia with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education and legal and human rights education.
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