• “I haven't seen a disaster of this magnitude."
  • As emergency workers picked through the destruction left in its wake.

KOLKATA: The death toll in India and Bangladesh from Cyclone Amphan rose to 84 on Thursday, officials said, as emergency workers picked through the destruction left in its wake.

“Seventy-two people have died, (including) 15 in Kolkata," said Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of India's West Bengal state.

“I haven't seen a disaster of this magnitude."

Bangladeshi officials earlier said 12 people had died there.