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Heavy rains lash Kolkata city

Heavy rains lashed the city this morning, inundating low-lying areas of the metropolis and affecting vehicular and train services.

Updated: Apr 06, 2012, 12:29 PM IST

Kolkata: Heavy rains lashed the city this
morning, inundating low-lying areas of the metropolis and affecting vehicular and train services.

Weatherman said the rainfall measuring 63 mm early this morning was the result of a cyclonic trough extending from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and up to
Bangladesh.

The rainfall was marked by occasional lightning and gale snapping power and cable lines and uprooting trees in some
areas of the city disrupting vehicular movement.

Train services in Sealdah south section and Howrah divisions were affected for some time due to the heavy rain but no trains were cancelled, railway sources said.
Police said no loss of life or injury was reported.

Heavy rains also lashed neighbouring Howrah, Hooghly and
North and South 24 Parganas districts.

The met office forecast rainfall for the next 24 hours.

PTI