New Delhi: Not only has the super cyclone ‘Amphan’ ravaged Kolkata city, it also left the airport in tatters by flooding it and damaging many structures. The visuals from the airport showed only flooded runways as far as the eyes could see. Also Read - Nokia Suspends Operations at Its Tamil Nadu Plant After 42 Employees Test COVID-19 Positive: Report
It must be noted that operations at the airport had been till 5 AM today. Also Read - Amid COVID-19, Researchers Develop Tool to Detect Antivirus Antibody in Just 20 Minutes
Further, the video clips from Kolkata city showed trees lying uprooted on the roads. Streets and homes in low lying areas of Kolkata were swamped with rainwater. Also Read - 'Don't You Explain This to Your CMs?': BJP Hits Back at Rahul Over His 'Lockdown Not Solution' Remark
An under-construction Kolkata skyscraper showed huge aluminium sheets flying like bird feathers in the air.
The cyclone had left at least 12 people dead in West Bengal.
Soon after making landfall, the extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan with winds of up to 190 kmph rampaged through the coastal state of Odisha and West Bengal Wednesday evening. Over 5 lakh people were evacuated in West Bengal as precautionary measure ahead of the cyclone landfall.