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Remal Landfalls in Bangladesh, West Bengal. Modi Chaired Meeting. Dhaka Moved 8 Lakh People

Horrible storm Remal hits the coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal in India.

The entire process of landfall will last for four hours. Cyclone center is at 30km depth across the ocean at this moment.

Cyclone Remal has touched the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh, confirmed Alipur Meteorological Department India.

Remal's speed at the time of landfall was 110-120 to 135 kmph.

Due to Remal, there will be disaster from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon. After five in the afternoon, the effect of Rimal started to be felt directly in West Bengal. Remal moves northward as a severe cyclonic storm.

Due to this cyclone , stormy rain and lightning will continue in Bengal on May 26 and 27. The forecast says that North and South 24 Parganas district are likely to receive more than 200 mm of rainfall. Gust winds will blow at a speed of 100 to 120 km in the two districts.

Before landfall, Remal moved northward over the northern Bay of Bengal. Remal was 130 km south and south-east of Canning, 125 km south-east of Sagardwip in West Bengal.

Remal is now 150 km south of Mongla in Bangladesh and 135 km south and southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh.

Meanwhile India Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting called on Sunday to review the preparations made to deal with cyclonic storm 'Remal'. 

The severe cyclone has caused heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of West Bengal and Kolkata. Sources said that Prime Minister Modi chaired the meeting to review the response to cyclone 'Remal' and the preparations made to deal with it.

On the other hand at least 8 lakh Bangladeshis on Sunday left their coastal villages and moved inland in search of concrete storm shelters as the country is badly hit by sea waves during cyclones due to its low-lying areas, top government disaster officials said.