Disaster strikes Bengal's Mousuni island third time in 10 months
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India, Aug. 22 -- Recent breachin embankments follow the devastatations caused by cuclones Amphan, Bulbul
Mousuni Island in West Bengal's Sundarbans region was severely impacted August 20-21, 2020 by extreme weather. The combined impact of a low pressure, easterly winds and a high tide caused several breaches in surrounding river bunds. The ingress of saline water affected thousands.
The disaster was limited to the coastal area, with the outer world - including the rest of the state - hardly having any idea. The administration's response was wanting as locals did not receive enough dry food (like puffed rice), let alone any other support, even 36 hours after the disaster.
"We have repeatedly sought relief from the local administration ...
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