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West Bengal Storm: Death toll rises to 5, CM Mamata Banerjee meets families of victims

Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST
  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday night visited the family members of those killed in the Jalpaiguri storm and assured them of all sorts of assistance.
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At least five people, including a woman, were killed and around 500 injured after a cyclonic storm hit West Bengal's Jalpaiguri on Sunday afternoon.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

At least five people, including a woman, were killed and around 500 injured after a cyclonic storm hit West Bengal's Jalpaiguri on Sunday afternoon.(ANI)

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The death toll due to a storm that wreaked havoc in parts of Jalpaiguri district in northern West Bengal has risen to five, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

The death toll due to a storm that wreaked havoc in parts of Jalpaiguri district in northern West Bengal has risen to five, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. (ANI)

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Strong winds accompanied by hail caused damage to several hutments and houses. Trees were uprooted, and electric poles came crashing down in most parts of the district headquarters town and many areas of neighbouring Mainaguri on Sunday. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Strong winds accompanied by hail caused damage to several hutments and houses. Trees were uprooted, and electric poles came crashing down in most parts of the district headquarters town and many areas of neighbouring Mainaguri on Sunday. (PTI)

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The storm hit villages spread across a few square kilometres around 3.30pm and lasted around 10 minutes. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The storm hit villages spread across a few square kilometres around 3.30pm and lasted around 10 minutes. (PTI)

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the district late on Sunday night and assured the people of all help from the administration. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the district late on Sunday night and assured the people of all help from the administration. (PTI)

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"So far, we have reports of the death of five people. The number of injured is quite high. I met the injured and the family members of those who died in the storm. The state administration will do everything to help the affected families," she said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

"So far, we have reports of the death of five people. The number of injured is quite high. I met the injured and the family members of those who died in the storm. The state administration will do everything to help the affected families," she said. (PTI)

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When asked about providing compensation, Banerjee said, "As the model code of conduct is in place, I can't say anything about it. You have to talk to the district administration." (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

When asked about providing compensation, Banerjee said, "As the model code of conduct is in place, I can't say anything about it. You have to talk to the district administration." (PTI)

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"This is a disaster, an emergency situation. I have visited the families of those who have been killed and also those who are undergoing treatment at the hospital. I will thank the administration for their prompt action in the rescue operation. We are beside the people and will take care of their treatment and rebuilding the houses," Banerjee said, adding that the rescue operation is over. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2024 11:05 AM IST

"This is a disaster, an emergency situation. I have visited the families of those who have been killed and also those who are undergoing treatment at the hospital. I will thank the administration for their prompt action in the rescue operation. We are beside the people and will take care of their treatment and rebuilding the houses," Banerjee said, adding that the rescue operation is over. (PTI)

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