Massive storm hits Kolkata: 8 dead, several injured : Around 8 people reportedly were killed and a number of others people injured on the last Tuesday because of the strong winds blow of up to 98 km per hour and this storm was hit West Bengal capital city Kolkata. This one, massive storm is the disturbing the adjoining areas, disrupting public transport and traffic, officials stated. Unconfirmed sources, though, said that the death toll is around 13.
5 other massacre was reported in the city of joy, Kolkata, and the other 2 killed in the Bankura district and one in Howrah district, police told.
“A nor’wester hit the city with a gale force of 98 km per hour around 7.42 pm,” Regional Meteorological Director G K Das said.
Police stated about the uprooted trees blocked at least 26 places in the city, which resulted in the disrupting traffic too.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation pressed into the service as per the disaster management team which also clear all the debris.
Reportedly, the Electrical fires damaged from the parts of the metropolis, a fire department official stated.
The New Market police station, situated in the heart of the city, covered with a dense darkness because of the short circuit throughout the storm, he added further.
People who were coming home post their work faced traffic jams and snarls, as metro and train services were stopped because of the heavy wind and storm.
Metro services were disrupted for almost 2 hours from 7.50 pm; a Kolkata Metro Railway spokesperson informed the same to the various media.
The Eastern and South Eastern Railway stated by the Suburban train services in Sealdah and Howrah divisions were affected badly which was the result of the overhead wires snapped during the storm.
A major segment of a railing fell on a blank and empty train at Howrah station, the sources added further, that luckily there were no injurious anyway in the city.
The Departure and landing of some flights, too, were delayed As THIS was being affected by the gutsy winds, airport officials stated further.