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Kalbaishakhi storm lashes parts of West Bengal; power supply, mobile connectivity affected

Zee Media Bureau | Mar 26, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
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The Nor'westers or the Kalbaishakhi storm, accompanied with moderate rainfall, lashed several parts of West Bengal on Tuesday morning. 

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Thundersquall and rains, accompanied by wind speed gusting over 50 kilometres per hour, was reported from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Kalimpong, North and South Dinajpur districts, Coochbehar and Alipurduar. 

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Due to the heavy winds, trees and power poles were uprooted, houses and electrical wires were damaged. Loss of cellular and data connectivity was also reported from parts of Jalpaiguri.

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Electricity poles were damaged in Siliguri following rain and storm. Restoration work is underway.

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A truck overturned in Jalpaiguri's Lataguri on Tuesday morning due to the storm. 

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Reports of road accidents also emerged from various parts of the state.

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