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Wind that wrecked 200 years of history

DAY 4: State of Calcutta

By The Telegraph in Calcutta
  • Published 24.05.20, 3:38 AM
  • Updated 24.05.20, 3:58 PM
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The storm-ravaged Mela Bari in Serampore. Built by Khetra Mohan Saha over 200 years ago, Mela Bari has been the venue of a 125-year-old fair. The façade of the house gave way around 2pm, said Gautam Saha, one of the descendants of Khetra Mohan Saha. There was no casualty, he added. 

Pradip Sanyal
Photo Credit: Pradip Sanyal
The road named after Carey, which runs along the Hooghly, has seen several trees felled by the storm. Some of the felled trees are giant banyans that have been standing on the road for close to 100 years, said old timers.
Pradip Sanyal
Photo Credit: Pradip Sanyal
The casualties included mahagony, gulmohar and krishnachura trees. Barring some smashed windows, the imposing college building with Corinthian columns did not suffer much damage, said an official.
Gautam Bose
Photo Credit: Gautam Bose
Jadavpur
Gautam Bose
Photo Credit: Gautam Bose
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai road
Gautam Bose
Photo Credit: Gautam Bose
Moore avenue
Sanat Kr. Sinha
Photo Credit: Sanat Kr. Sinha
A cyclist riding down PC Sarkar Street, which runs along Presidency University, manoeuvres himself and his cycle under the fallen trunk of a tree on Saturday morning.