Cyclone Amphan has caused widespread damage in its wake, with 86 people reported dead, over 5,000 trees uprooted and damaged, and an estimated loss of $13.2 billion in West Bengal.

Cyclone Amphan
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Widespread devastation caused by the Cyclone Amphan has also wiped out India's largest book market, College Street in Kolkata.

Cylcone Amphan
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The historic college street was a 1.5-kilometer-long market that housed many rare, second-hand books.

College Street in Kolkota
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But in the wake of Cyclone Amphan, the long road transformed to muddy waters, with precious books floating around, damaged by water.

Books Market after Amphan
Source: Twitter

Many people took to Twitter to express anguish over the fate of College Street, and the book-sellers:

Though an official estimate has not yet been provided, reportedly books worth ₹50-60 lakhs have been destroyed.