Flood situation in Jalpaiguri worsens due to heavy rains

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 21:32

Jalpaiguri: Flood situation in parts of Jalpaiguri district on Thursday worsened due to intermittent heavy rains.

Khayerkata village is completely flooded due to overflowing of river waters, forcing marooned residents to take shelter in relief camps, officials said.

Heavy rains caused the rivers to breach their embankment in many places of the district.

As river water levels rose, embankments in some places were breached.
Officials said the district administration is taking steps to provide relief for those affected.

Water levels in Teesta, Reti and Dudhua rivers have touched the danger mark and flooded large tracts of land in Jalpaiguri, including Khayerkata village and Dhupguri - a tea garden area.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 21:32

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