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West Bengal: 12 killed in lightning strikes across state

Five deaths were reported from Howrah district’s Uluberia sub-division, while there were two deaths each in Paschim Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts, and one in Murshidabad district, he said.

After storm, KMC to plant deep-rooted trees; activists blame poor urban planning

Over 300 trees were uprooted during the 15-minute storm and caused most of the deaths. Mayor-in-council member Debasish Kumar said that most of uprooted trees had weak roots and were planted during the Left Front rule in West Bengal.

Air traffic disrupted by heavy rains, winds in Kolkata

The continuous rain, which started late Sunday night, not only affected flights but also resulted in waterlogging in and around the airport.

Heavy rain, winds throw life out of gear in Kolkata

The heavy downpour threw movement of vehicles in several parts of Kolkata out of gear. Gusty winds uprooted trees
and damaged lamp posts in several areas, disrupting electricity supply.

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Heavy downpour cripples life in Kolkata, state toll up to 85

The civic administration officials said water was taking time to recede because of the high tide at River Hooghly during the rains.

Unseasonal snowfall in Darjeeling,heavy rains in Kolkata

Rainfall was the result of a cyclonic trough extending from MP,Chhattisgarh and West Bengal to Bangladesh.