Amphan aftermath: Seawater destroys farmland in Sundarbans

Cyclone Amphan destroyed homes, uprooted trees and flooded hundreds of villages in West Bengal and Odisha states.

The Indian government has deployed soldiers to help with rescue and relief efforts after Cyclone Amphan hit the country’s eastern coast last week.

More than 20 rivers have breached their banks and seawater is seeping into farmlands in the Sundarbans mangroves region – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.