‘Tornado’ hits Bengal, 2 electrocuted

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Kolkata: At least two people were killed and nearly 80 houses damaged in a storm that hit West Bengal’s Hooghly and North 24 Parganas districts.

The ‘tornado’ hit West Bengal hours before Cyclone ‘Yaas’ scheduled landfall near Dhamra Port on neighbouring Odisha’s Bhadrak district.

Two people were killed due to electrocution as a “tornado” hit Hooghly and North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal ahead of Cyclone Yaas.

In North 24 Parganas district’s Halisahar, the “tornado” lasted a little over a minute, impacting 40 houses and injuring five people, she said, adding that the injured have been taken to hospital.

 

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