Former Australian cricketer David Hussey has extended prayers for the people of Kolkata after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the country, leaving thousands homeless in West Bengal and Odisha.
David Hussey, the chief mentor for Kolkata Knight Riders, took to Twitter to send out his message and love to the people affected by the Cyclone.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the people in #Kolkata who have and are suffering from the devastating weather. Sending much love,” Hussey tweeted on Friday.
— David Hussey (@DavidHussey29) May 22, 2020
Cyclone Amphan has left 72 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.
The fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years destroyed mud houses and agriculture crops, and uprooted trees and electric poles also wreaked havoc in Odisha damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts.
Several other cricketers, including India skipper Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Ravindra Jadeja, also prayed for the well-being people of the two states that have been affected by the Cyclone.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 21, 2020
Praying for everyone’s safety and well being in West Bengal and Odisha. My condolences to the family members who lost their loved ones in this tragic time.
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 21, 2020
Cyclone Amphan left two districts of Bengal “completely devastated” while Kolkata and several parts of the state wore a battered look after the storm left thousands of people homeless, washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas.
Large portions of Kolkata and its suburbs, which has a population of 14.1 million, were flooded and many roads littered with uprooted trees, some of which collapsed on parked cars and buildings.