𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 '𝐁𝐮𝐥𝐛𝐮𝐥'
Coasts between bengal and bangladesh suffered from landfall due to Cyclone 'Bulbul', which brought heavy rain with strong winds has affected several parts of the city and coastal areas of the West Bengal.Yesterday's very severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' over northwest Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved northeastwards, weakened into a severe cyclonic storm and crossed West Bengal coast close to Sunderban Dhanchi forest during 8.30 to 11.30 pm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph," it said in an official release. At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas since Saturday, according to official reports. In Basirhat, North 24 Parganas, three persons died in separate incidents.
An employee of a renowned club in the city was killed when a branch of a cedar tree fell on him, police said. According to a senior police officer, Suchitra Mandal (70) died at Purba Makala village in the district when a tree fell on her. Similarly, at Gokhna village, several tress were uprooted, one of which claimed the life of Reba Biswas (47).Manirul Gazi (59) was the third casualty in the district. He was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with a lamp post, the officer added.
The NDRF, along with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), police and fire personnel, is working on a war footing to clear road blockades caused by fallen trees and branches. State power minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay said measures were being taken to restore power supply in areas, where electric cables have been torn apart due to the cyclone. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about the situation arising out of the cylone and assured the state of all assistance to deal with the calamity.
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