4 Dead, Over 100 Injured As Cyclonic Storm Hits Bengal's Jalpaiguri, Heavy Rain In Assam | Updates – News18

Curated By: Aditi Ray Chowdhury & Sheen Kachroo
Last Updated: March 31, 2024, 23:43 IST
Bhubaneswar, India
Houses (huts or small dwelling) are damaged after a heavy strom, in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. (Image: PTI)

Four persons were killed and at least 70 people were injured after a cyclonic storm hit parts of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Sunday. The severe weather conditions have also taken a toll on Assam where a portion of the ceiling at Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport collapsed due to heavy rainfall.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that two western disturbances are likely to affect the Himalayan region till April 5 while adding that isolated to scattered rainfall or snowfall accompanied with thunderstorms and lighting are very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Muzaffarabad Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand till April 6.
On the other hand, states like Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh will be under the effect of western disturbances till April 5. Weather department’s scientist Abhijeet Chakraborty said MP will witness rain and storms in a few districts due to a combination of cyclonic circulation, trough, and western disturbance.

Meanwhile, rain and hailstorms hit several parts of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri causing damage to houses, buildings and crops. At least four people have lost their lives and over 100 others are injured in the cyclone incident said Jalpaiguri SP.
(with inputs from agencies)


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