One TMC activist killed, 25 injured as lightning strikes during Abhishek Banerjee's rally in West Bengal's Bankura

Monday, 1 May 2023 (12:20 IST)
Kolkata: At least one Trinamool Congress activist was killed and 25 others were injured when lightning struck them at Indas in Bankura district of West Bengal on Sunday.
The incident took place when the party workers took shelter under a tree during thunderstorm.
The injured were rushed to hospital.
The workers were attending a party rally by its National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee during his two-month-long Jono Sanjog Yatra (mass contact outreach) ahead of the West Bengal Panchayat poll.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by the lightning incident at Indas, " the party tweeted.
"We extend our condolences to the family of the deceased & will do our best to support them, " the party said.
"We're monitoring the situation & working with local authorities to provide medical assistance to the injured, " the party added. (UNI)

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