6 Die As Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Lash Southern Districts Of Bengal

The climate division has forecast thunderstorms within the area until Could 10. (Representational)

Kolkata:

Six folks died in thunderstorms in south Bengal on Monday, as heavy rain drenched Kolkata and different districts within the area, parched underneath the scorching solar for a number of days, officers stated.

A Catastrophe Administration Division official stated six folks, together with a married couple, died in numerous districts of south Bengal, together with in Nadia, Purulia and Purba Bardhaman district.

Suburban prepare providers on the Sealdah-Canning line of Japanese Railway’s Sealdah division had been affected for over an hour, as plantain leaves fell on an overhead electrical traction wire throughout a thunderstorm, an official stated.

Prepare providers had been affected from 8 pm to 9.15 pm, he stated.

A number of Kolkata-bound flights from different locations needed to be diverted as a result of dangerous climate, Airports Authority of India (AAI) sources stated Inclement climate pressured three incoming flights to Kolkata – two from Delhi and one from Bagdogra – to be diverted to different airports, they stated.

A Kolkata to Ranchi flight needed to return to the parking bay because it couldn’t take off amid thunderstorms, the sources stated.

The Met Division has forecast thunderstorms within the area until Could 10.

Average to heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds had been skilled in a number of districts of south Bengal from Monday afternoon, bringing down temperatures considerably.

The climate workplace stated a cyclonic circulation over south Jharkhand and robust moisture incursion from Bay of Bengal will deliver thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds in varied districts of West Bengal.

The utmost temperature in Kolkata was 43 levels Celsius on April 30, the best in 50 years, in accordance with the climate workplace.

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