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98km/h gale hits Kolkata, several trees uprooted

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Strong winds of up to 98 km per hour accompanied by rains hit the West this evening as a northwester swept the city uprooting trees and affecting traffic movement, officials said

"A nor'wester hit the city with a gale force of 98 km per hour around 7.42 pm," Regional Meteorological said.

Police said a large number of trees were uprooted across the city, throwing traffic movement out of gear, police said.

Electrical fires were reported from various parts of the metropolis, a fire department said.

He said that a fire at Ballygunge Circular Road was brought under control with the help of seven fire tenders.

The said according to initial reports, a house was damaged owing to the gale in an area under the station.

People returning home after work faced traffic jams and snarls.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:45 IST