Hailstorm causes widespread destruction in West Bengal district

April 3rd, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin  

Dinajpur (West Bengal) Apr 3 (ANI): A high intensity hailstorm hit West Bengals Dinajpur Distict, injuring three persons, and damaging 100 huts. Livestocks were also killed.

The storm, which lasted for two days and nights, blew away roofs of several hundred huts.

The storm left scars across a nine km radius.

The Regional Met Office in Jalpaiguri said the hailstorm was caused by a cloud formation over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Gangetic Bengal. (ANI)

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