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Lightning kills three, injures 10 in Durgapur

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Durgapur, Apr 24 (UNI) Ligtning killed three members of a family and injured ten others seriously as heavy rain and thunderstorms disrupted life in many parts of West Bengal this evening.

Police said three members of a family at Patashpara near Ichapur in this steel town died on the spot when they were struck by ligtning. The victims were identified as Milon Bawri, his brother Bodhon and another relative.

Ten people also of the same village received serious burn injuires when ligntning struck them this evening.

They were admitted to a local government hospital.

Elsewhere in Kolkata thunderstorms that lashed the city with a wind speed about 60 kms per hour uprooted many trees, pulled off light posts and disrupted vehicular traffic.

Many areas were hit by power cut due to disruption and election meeting of both ruling and oppostion parties had to be cancelled.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's scheduled rally in Behala in south Kolkata was suspended due to storm and similarly a joint meeting of Mamata Banerjee and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was also called off.

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