3 killed after heavy storm, rains hit Kolkata and coastal Bengal

Kolkata, PTI | Updated : 18 August 2016, 05:04 AM

Three people lost their lives and six others were injured after a heavy storm accompanied by rain hit the city and coastal areas of the state on Thursday.

Three persons were killed - two in Jadavpur in the southern part of the city and one at Beliaghata in the northern part of the metropolis, Kolkata Police officials said.

In Jadavpur two persons were killed when an uprooted tree fell on them near Jadavpur 8B bus stand, the sources said adding one of the deceased was identified as Madhumita Hembram.

In Beliaghata, a pedestrian Amar Mukherjee was fatally injured when a tree branch fell on him when he was passing by Beliaghata Main Road at around 7:18 pm and was declared brought dead at N R S Hospital nearby, they said.

At least six persons were injured in different localities in the storm. The condition of one of the injured was critical, the sources said.

A major part of the city witnessed a massive traffic snarl along with water logging in some places in the evening causing inconvenience to home-bound commuters.

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said the municipal corporation has deployed 22 teams to clear the uprooted trees from the roads.

As overhead wires snapped, train services in Sealdah section were disrupted for hours.

First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 05:02 AM

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