Thunderstorms Hit Kolkata, Lightning Kills 3 In Bengal After Rain


Three people were killed on Friday as a Nor’westerpacking wind speed of around 68 kmph and joined by overwhelming precipitation hit some south Bengal regions at night hours.

A senior authority of the Disaster Management Department said two people were killed subsequent to lightning struck them when they took cover under a tree at Bud in West Burdwan district. Another individual likewise kicked the bucket in a lightning strike at Manteswar in East Burdwan region, he said.” A squall ignored Kolkata (Alipore) with a most extreme breeze speed of 68 kmph at 5:26 PM,” meteorological division sources said. The Nor’westeralso disturbed life for a considerable length of time in Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas and Kolkata regions, the authority said.

Nor’westors, described by vicious rainstorms, lightning and downpours, happen in the eastern states as a rule amid the evening and night hours between March, the beginning of summer, till the entry of the monsoons. A number of trees were either evacuated or their branches broken amid the squall on Friday, harming light posts, electric lines and transport stand sheds. The influenced locale additionally experienced harms to harvests and property, official sources said.

As the fallen trees blocked streets, vehicles were redirected making chaos. The catastrophe the executive’s office laborers cleared the ways to reestablish ordinary traffic in the city, police said. Train benefits in Sealdah- Naihati Main line area were upset from 5:40 pm as the nor’wester left a trail of broken branches on the overhead links of all over rural at Belghoria on the northern edges of the city, Eastern Railway sources said.

Train development was influenced in Ballygunge Budge area because of successive stumbling of overhead power supply. The roundabout railroad train benefits in the city were additionally influenced as tree limbs fell on overhead links close Bag Bazar station.

In Howrah division, a high pressure wire of the West Bengal State Electricity Board fell on the railroad overhead wire close Tribeni station of Bandel- Katwa area disturbing train movement. Train benefits in the segment were influenced by the substantial downpours, the sources said. The benefits in all the influenced areas continued late at night, they included.