Originating from the Bay of Bengal, the very severe cyclone Bulbul hit the coasts of Eastern India and Bangladesh at an intensity of Category 2 hurricane, causing heavy rains and storm winds up to 135 kmph in the region. West Bengal and Odisha have been severely affected by the landfall of the cyclone.
Heavy rains over the past week have led to massive flooding in the Gangetic plains of Bihar. The National Disaster Response Force has been working tirelessly and has rescued upwards of 10000 flood victims. The official death toll rose to 73 on Thursday.