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7 killed as thunderstorm hits West Bengal

April 07, 2012 19:48 IST

Seven people were killed as thunderstorm hit West Bengal, officials said in Kolkata on Saturday.

In Murshidabad, three farmers, who were busy working in their fields at separate places, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck them, they said.

At Gosaba in South 24 Parganas district, two persons died after lightning hit them.

Gosaba, Canning and Basanti blocks in the district were badly affected by hailstorm as several roads got blocked due to felling of trees. Huts and crops were also damaged in the thunderstorm, the officials said.

In Malda district, a woman died after lightning struck her in Englishbazar on Friday night. A man was also killed in a similar manner at Chanchol, they said.

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