Two die, several injured in storm
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.
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