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4 Killed as Storm Wreaks Havoc in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri


A disaster management officer said that a rescue operation is underway.
(Representative Image)

A disaster management officer said that a rescue operation is underway.
(Representative Image)

Among the most affected areas were Rajarhat, Barnish, Bakali, Jorpakdi, Madhabdanga and Saptibari, officials said

Four persons were killed and at least 70 people injured as a storm wreaked havoc in parts of Jalpaiguri district in northern West Bengal on Sunday, officials said.

Several houses were damaged, trees uprooted and electric poles fell as strong winds devastated most parts of the district headquarters town and many areas of neighbouring Mainaguri, they said.

Among the most affected areas were Rajarhat, Barnish, Bakali, Jorpakdi, Madhabdanga and Saptibari, they said. The deceased were identified as Dijendra Narayan Sarkar (52) of Senpara, Anima Burman (45) of Paharpur, Jagen Roy (72) of Putimari and Samar Roy (64) of Rajarhat, they added.

“A rescue operation is underway,” a disaster management officer said. Dhupguri MLA Nirmal Chandra Roy told.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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