Bengal In Dismay, Monsoon Lightening Kills 8 Across The State


Bankura: Eight people lost their life in West Bengal after being struck by lightening on Tuesday. Four people died in Bankura, one each in East Midnapore, Birbhum, North 24 Parganas and Hooghly districts.

Kolkata and other district of the state received the Monsoon splash on Tuesday afternoon with a dense dark sky and massive lightning. Kolkata witnessed heavy rain after one hour of rain in Kolkata and maximum parts of the state.

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The full strech of the city north to south and the extended part of the city have been waterlogged. Traffic movement was hampered due to this. Several many trees have been uprooted across the city which has disconnected many electric wire. The City of Joy Kolkata witnessed monsoon before its scheduled time. Changing the scripts monsoon stepped in South Bengal before North Bengal.

On Tuesday the rainfall in Kolkata recorded was – Pamar bridge- 62 mm,New market- 15.24 mm, Ballygunge- 84 mm, Patuli- 46.23 mm, Joka – 58.17 mm, Alipore – 13.64 mm, Em bypass- 52.32mm, Ultadanga- 44.20 mm, Dhapa- 74 mm, Chowbagha- 63.25mm, Behala f c- 55mm, Jora bridge- 59.69 mm.

Officials of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said that even though temperature in different districts will go down, there will be no relief from the discomfort factor.

There were thunderclouds above West Bengal and the low pressure zone hovering over Bay of Bengal moved towards Bangladesh, which caused monsoon to enter West Bengal.