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Nine killed in lightning, wall collapse due to heavy rainfall in Bengal

While four persons were killed due to lightning strikes in Hooghly district, one from Birbhum district died the same way on Friday.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2018 23:59 IST
PTI, Kolkata
Uprooted trees after late night storm and rain in Kolkata.
Uprooted trees after late night storm and rain in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

At least nine persons died and at least 12 were injured in several districts of West Bengal due to incidents of lightning strike and wall collapse because of heavy rainfall since Thursday evening, a state disaster management department official said on Friday.

While four persons were killed due to lightning strikes in Hooghly district, one from Birbhum district died the same way on Friday, he said.

One death each was reported from Purba Burdwan district’s Katwa and Mangalkote because of wall collapse.

Lightning caused the deaths of one person each in Howrah and South 24 Parganas districts on Thursday, the official said.

“The injured are undergoing treatment at various hospitals,” he said.