Cyclone Aila set off as many as 40 landslides across the Darjeeling hills today, killing at least 20.

The toll in the storm and rain triggered by the dissipating storm in north Bengal stood at 23, with three deaths reported each from Malda, Cooch Behar and South Dinajpur.

A 12-year-old girl, hit by a flying branch, was among the victims.