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Nine killed in storm

May 21: At least nine persons were killed and over 40 injured in a Nor’wester that swept through Calcutta and several south Bengal districts this evening.

R.. Goldar, the deputy director-general of the regional meteorological centre at Alipore, said a storm raced through Calcutta and its adjoining areas at a speed of 87 kmph for about five minutes from 5.37 pm. It was followed by 18.8 mm of rain that pushed the mercury down by 9 degrees from 32 degrees Celsius.

At least three persons were killed and 10 injured in Nabadwip, Nadia, when an uprooted banyan tree fell on a temple with over a dozen devotees inside.

 

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