Kolkata: One person was killed and three others were injured as a Nor’wester hit the city on Saturday evening disrupting rail and road traffic.
Police sources said one person was killed and three others were injured when a tree fell on a car near Airport Gate No 1, on Jessore Road, in the northern outskirts of the city. While the driver of the car was declared dead, the three other car occupants were taken to hospital, sources said.
The storm, accompanied by shower, also disrupted local train movement in Sealdah South section as tree branches fell on the overhead wire delaying movement of trains in Canning-Baruipur and Seldah-Laxmikantapur sections, Eastern Railway sources said. The storm also disrupted vehicular traffic in various parts of city as uprooted trees fell on various roads.
Work was continuing on war footing to clear stretches of Harish Mukherjee Road, Rasbehari Avenue, Judges Court Road and some other parts, Kolkata Police sources said.
However, the storm, locally known as Kalboisakhi, also brought much needed respite from the heat and humid conditions of past few days as the mercury dipped.