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Storm kills two boys and damages polling booths in Bengal

Written by: Staff

Santiniketan, May 2 (UNI) A clyclonic storm killed two boys, injured four and damaged at least 25 polling booths in West Bengal's Birbhum district this evening, official sources said.

District Magistrate Khalil Ahmed told UNI the two boys aged between ten to 12 died on the spot when a wall collapsed on them at Koitha village under Nalhati police station.

The boys, who took shelter under the wall, were yet to be identified. Four others were also injured in the storm. They were admitted to Rampurhat hospital.

The storm also damaged about 25 polling booths of the Nalhati assembly constituency.

Mr Ahmed said efforts were on to restore the polling booths by tonight as Birbhum along with Burdwan and Murshidabad districts go to fourth phase assembly polls tomorrow.

Mr Ahmed said the damged booths would be ready for poll by tomorrow morning.


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