A cyclone named "Aila" hit west Bengal, flooding villages and forcing people to leave their homes. It was about 131 Km (80 Miles) south of Sagar Island, the world biggest riverine delta and has now hit Kolkata, Burdwan and Midnapore District. Situation is grave and countless people have lost their lives.
The Diocese of Durgapur has two districts which have been hit by this cyclone. We are yet to take stock of the losses. No vehicles or transports are moving now.
We request all friends and well wishers of the Diocese of Durgapur to prayer for us.
The Rt Revd Dr.Probal kanto Dutta
Bishop of The Diocese Of Durgapur