CM condoles death of budding cricketer

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first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of promising cricketer Debabrata Pal, who was killed after lightning struck him on Sunday.The incident happened when the 21-year-old all-rounder went for practice at Vivekananda Park ground. He was a resident of Serampore in Hooghly. While addressing the felicitation programme of toppers from different boards of examination, Chief Minister said: “I am saddened due to the tragic death of the budding cricketer.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAroop Biswas, the Youth Services and Sports minister along with Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports department, went to SSKM Hospital on Monday. The post-mortem of Debabrata’s body was carried out at SSKM. Shukla said: “We are shocked. It is a big loss for the family and Bengal. I pray to God that it should not happen with anyone else.” It may be mentioned that the lightning struck when he was about to enter a shade. Others, who were also busy in their practice along with him, had already gone under it as soon as the rain started pouring. He was last of the lot. Other players came out when he fell on the ground and rushed him to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Calcutta Cricket Academy will remain closed for 3 days as a mark of respect.last_img

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