2.5L people affected by rains in North 24 Parganas

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 16:12

Barasat: Around 2.5 lakh people have been affected due to incessant rains in North 24 Parganas
district as relief camps have been operationalised, officials said on Thursday.

Most of the municipalities are under water as altogether 2.5 lakh people have been affected, additional
district magistrate (treasury) Rahman said.

In Swaroopnagar near the Indo-Bangla border, around 8000 people have been affected after the Ichamati river started overflowing due to rains.
"2000 of them have been shifted in 90 camps made in school buildings and other safer places," the official said adding that as the weather improves, people are returning home.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 16:12

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