What is Sundarbans?

Sundarbans is a cluster of low-lying islands in Bay of Bengal spread across India and Bangladesh known for their mangrove forests. They are formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers.

The Indian Meteorology Department recently forecasted that the western part of Indian Sundarbans is expected to face severe flooding as a low-pressure system is brewing over the northern Bay of Bengal.  It may severely impact places like Mousuni, Ghoramara, Pathar Pratima and Sagar islands that are already facing the adverse effect caused by Cyclone Yaas that occurred two weeks ago.

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