2 die in lightning strikes, heavy rain forecast for North Bengal. On Friday, two people died due to lightning strikes in West Bengal’s Malda district, officials said.
2 die in lightning strikes, heavy rain forecast for North Bengal
A woman around 40 years of age, was cutting grass for cattle near her home at Pirganj village in the morning when lightning struck Bijoli Mondal.
Another person, a carpenter named Montu Karmakar who was 60 years old was struck by lightning when he was working in front of his house under a polythene shed during a thunderstorm.
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Their dead bodies were sent to Malda Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.
Owing to an active monsoon trough, Met department has warned of heavy rain in most North Bengal districts till Tuesday.
While heavy to very heavy downpour is likely in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Alipurduar and Coochbehar till Tuesday, the weather office has forecast heavy rain or thunderstorms in North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda district till Saturday morning.
It’s forcasted that there will be thunderstorms in all the districts of south Bengal till Sunday morning.
Mathabhanga in Coochbehar district recorded the highest rainfall at 23 cm in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Friday, while Buxaduar recorded 16 cm rain during the same period.
Alipurduar (12 cm), Domohoni (11 cm), Sevoke (9 cm), Falakata (6 cm) and Nagrakata (5 cm) were the other places in sub-Himalayan Bengal which recorded a significant amount of rainfall.