Two die, several injured in storm
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Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010, 09:22
Barasat: Two persons were killed and several others were injured on Monday when a big tree fell on an auto-rickshaw and a pandal collapsed on girl students at Kharda and Panihati respectively in North 24-Parganas district.

The driver of the auto-rickshaw and another passenger died when the tree fell on them during storm this evening on BT Road at Khardah.

The busy road remained blocked for five hours until the tree was cleared by disaster management teams of BSF and Kolkata Police, the police said.

In a separate incident at Penetir Garden House in Panihati, 15 girl students of a home were injured when the pandal where they were organising cultural programmes to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore collapsed on them.

They were rushed to a local hospital and the condition of one girl was stated to be serious, the police said.


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010, 09:22

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