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12 trees of Victoria Memorial uprooted

The statues liberally spread across the garden have survived
Uprooted trees at Victoria Memorial

Anasuya Basu   |   Calcutta   |   Published 23.05.20, 09:00 PM

Around 12 trees were uprooted on the sprawling 57-acre garden surrounding the Victoria Memorial Hall. One of the trees fell on a fibreglass rain shed that leads to the office.

The statues liberally spread across the garden have survived. The Angel of Victory, the 16ft-tall weather vane and lightning arrester atop the monument’s dome, has weathered Amphan. “We have 10 to 12 uprooted trees. And a shattered rainshed. Otherwise there has been no damage,” said curator Jayanta Sengupta.

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