Several dead more than hundred injured as storm hits West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri | India News

NEW DELHI: At least five people were killed and more than 100 were were injured after due to a severe storm that caused havoc in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee who arrived in Bagdogra on late Sunday night confirmed the fatalities and said that the administration is ‘providing the necessary help.’
“A disaster occurred due to which several houses were damaged and 5 people died.Two others are in serious condition. The administration is on the spot and providing necessary help. Government is doing everything possible to help the victims,” she said.
The TMC chief also announced compensation for the kin of those who lost their lives.
“District administration will provide compensation to next of kin in the case of the deaths, and the injured as per rules and following the MCC,” she said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief and urged all BJP workers in Bengal to assist those affected.
“My thoughts are with those affected by the storms in Jalpaiguri-Mainaguri areas of West Bengal. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones,” PM Modi wrote in a Post on X.

TMC national general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee, said that he is in continuous communication with the local leadership in Jalpaiguri and is scheduled to visit Jalpaiguri Medical College to meet individuals affected by the cyclone in the region.
(With inputs from agencies)


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