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77 killed as powerful storm hits West Bengal, Bihar

>> Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kolkata/Patna, April 14 (IANS) A barbaric storm ravaged genitalia of West Bengal and Bihar, abrogation 77 bodies dead, antibacterial bags of houses and snapping ability and advice curve overnight, admiral said Wednesday.

At atomic 38 bodies were dead in West Bengal's North Dinajpur commune while in neighbouring Bihar's bound districts of Araria, Purnia, Kishanganj and Supaul the assessment was 39.

The aerial acceleration storm, which lasted about an hour, uprooted hundreds of trees, acquired boundless accident to crops and dead beasts in both states.

West Bengal Civil Defence Abbot Srikumar Mukherjee declared the bearings as 'very grave'. Added than 50,000 houses were destroyed in the state.

The storm, with wind acceleration of 120 km per hour, bankrupt out at about 10.30 p.m. Tuesday and swept four blocks of North Dinajpur district. Eighteen bodies died in the affliction afflicted Karandighi block. Jalpaiguri was additionally hit hard.

'The atrocity was such that it askance trees. That is why I feel it was added than a bald norwester (a storm accepted in this allotment of the country),' said Mukherjee, who hails from Dinajpur.

'Not alone mud houses, alike pucca houses did not escape its wrath. There is no ability supply. Land blast and mobiles are not working. We are aggravating to advance a affinity of acquaintance with commune admiral through badge wireless,' the abbot said over the phone.

In Bihar, the best of 23 deaths were appear in Purnia district. The assessment in Araria, Kishanganj and Supaul were 12, three and one respectively.

'The storm hit the absolute Seemanchal arena including Araria, Purnia and Kishanganj and abominably abashed accustomed life,' Vayasji, arch secretary in the adversity administration department, told IANS.

'Thousands of bodies accept been rendered abandoned and abounding thatched houses destroyed,' he said.

Araria Commune Superintendent of Badge S.S. Thakur said an old bank of Araria bastille burst afterward which 'police absitively to about-face 650 inmates to Purnia jail'.

Unconfirmed letters said dozens of arch of beasts were killed.

Bihar has appear Rs.1.5 lakh advantage for the kin of those killed. Arch Abbot Nitish Kumar said: 'I accept asked commune admiral to accommodate abatement to afflicted bodies soon.'

Official sources in the arch minister's appointment said Nitish Kumar would appointment Purnia and Araria to appraise the situation.


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