Kolkata: One person on Friday died as heavy
rains pounded the city and its adjoining districts since last
night caused by a deep depression that lay centred 80 km from here.
A fish seller died on way to the market at a village in
Bishnupur area in South 24-Parganas district when electric
wires snapped due to heavy rains and fell on him.
The rains hit normal life in the metropolis as low-lying
areas in many parts went under knee-deep water, throwing
transport out of gear.
The city recorded 25 mm rainfall since last night till 10
College Street, Amherst Street, Burrabazar, Lake Road and
part of the business district BBD Bag were waterlogged as
dirty rain water made their way into many homes in the low-
Train services on Sealdah-Hasnabad section of the Eastern
Railway in North 24-Parganas district were disrupted as trees
fell on the tracks.
Meanwhile, the South 24-Parganas district administration
officials said the fishermen in 45-50 trawlers, which went
missing in high seas yesterday in the inclement weather, were
safe in a forest at Kendua in the Sunderbans core area near a