Strong Bengal Nor’wester Kills 9


Kolkata: Nine persons were killed and others injured in lightning strikes and thunderstorm across the state.

Three persons were killed and some others injured after they were struck by lightning in separate incidents in Murshidabad, while one person died in the same district after a wall fell on him during a thunderstorm on Wednesday morning. Three more were killed in Nadia.

Two were killed in North 24-Parganas, while one was killed in North Dinajpore. A thunderstorm, coupled with rain, lashed the district on Wednesday morning. According to an administrative official from the district, there was heavy shower in various parts of Murshidabad for more than three hours, when the accidents took place.

The regional meteorological centre at Alipore has predicted thunderstorm in the city and its adjoining districts on late Wednesday night. After being informed, police recovered their bodies and sent them to Kandi Sub-Divisional Hospital for an autopsy.