Lighting injures 49 women workers of tea-garden

Jalpaiguri
11 Jun 2018

Lighting injured 49 women workers of Palashbari tea-garden under Banarhat police station around 3 pm on Monday. While nearly a hundred women labourers of the garden were getting the tea-leaves plucked by them weighed, severe lighting struck leaving 49 of them injured. They injured women labourers were immediately rushed to Banarhat hospital. Five labourers with grave injuries were referred to Birpara state general hospital from there.
Chanchal Rakshit, super of Banarhat hospital said, “Khokni Shaw, Sumitra Baraik, Asha Gora, Bala Gop and Gitanjali Shaw were referred to Birpara hospital as their injuries required greater treatment. Others were rendered treatment here.”
Sukra Munda, MLA of Nagrakata and Sima Chowdhury, wild-life warden spoke to the injured women at Banarhat hospital. They asked the doctors for all possible treatment for the injured. (EOIC)