Heatwave in Burdwan kills official at polling booth during phase-3 of Bengal election
Heatwave claimed the life of a block-level officer maintaining the queue outside a polling station in Burdwan district of West Bengal.
Kolkata: Heatwave claimed the life of a block-level officer maintaining the queue outside a polling station in Burdwan district of West Bengal, where the third phase of assembly election was held on Thursday.
Rabindranath Ghosh (40), involved in queue information system at booth number 65 in Mangalkot constituency died after suffering a sunstroke as he was standing for long hours, EC officials said.
Burdwan district is reeling under a heatwave and Asansol town recorded a temperature of 44 degrees Celsius during the day, IMD official said.
Earlier this week, the BJP MLAs from Bagda and Bishnupur, Biswajit Das and Tanmoy Ghosh, had joined Mamata Banerjee's party
Gujarat: Rains lead to closure of 18 roads including two state highways; IMD predicts more showers over next 4 days
An SEOC release said 18 roads, comprising two state highways passing through Amreli and Porbandar districts and 16 panchayat roads in rural areas, were shut on Friday due to water-logging or rain-related damage
In West Bengal, bypolls will also be held in Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency, Samserganj and Jangirpur while the same will be conducted in Pipli, Odisha, on 30 September