Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected

Lakhs of people have been affected after heavy rains lashed West Bengal and Odisha due to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen on Saturday while flood like situation in Rajasthan and Gujarat have thrown normal life out of gear.

Updated: Aug 01, 2015, 12:43 PM IST
Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected
Courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: Lakhs of people have been affected after heavy rains lashed West Bengal and Odisha due to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen on Saturday while flood like situation in Rajasthan and Gujarat have thrown normal life out of gear.

Water logging was reported from various parts of Kolkata with roads submerged in water making it difficult for people to travel to their destinations.

Areas in Burdwan, Birbhum, Hooghly, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts were submerged with people walking in knee-deep water with public transport unable to ply in several areas.

A woman was reportedly killed today in Panchla area of Howrah district after her mud house collapsed due to heavy rains.

Even Odisha continued to face rainfall on the second day today affecting over lakhs of people in five districts of the state.

Meanwhile, 14 people have reportedly been killed in Gujarat's Banaskantha district due to heavy rains.

The rescue and relief work is underway with 1100 stranded people being taken to safety.

Jalaun has been witnessing rains from past six days with grains worth 10-20 crores feared to have been damaged. 

Relief and rescue operations are underway in the states where NDRF teams are currently dropping food packets and helping stranded people.