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Army deployed in Amphan-ravaged Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Five columns of Army have been deployed in Kolkata and North & South 24 Parganas districts, these three parts of Bengal reported maximum damage due to the cyclone

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Mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it, in Kolkata on Thursday.

BS Web TeamAgencies Kolkata
The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for restorating essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, a defence official said.

Five columns of the Army have been deployed in different parts of the city and North and South 24 Parganas districts, he said. These three parts of the state reported the maximum damage due to the cyclone.

The deployment was made following a request by the West Bengal government, according to the official.

"The Indian Army has provided three columns to assist the Kolkata city administration in the aftermath

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 8:40 PM IST

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