Rains flood parts of Jalpaiguri, red alert on Teesta

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:42

Jalpaiguri: Large parts of Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar districts were flooded following torrential rains in past two days with red alert hoisted at Domohoni point of Teesta, district authorities said.

The irrigation department issued red alert at Domohoni point, an unprotected embankment area, as

Teesta was in spate in the wake of heavy rains in Dooars area and adjoining Bhutan hills for last two days.

Thousands of people in Binaguri, Banarhat, Jateswar in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar and Hamiltonganj in Coochbehar were marooned as flood waters entered into over 1000 dwellings, a district official said.

The irrigation authorities issued yellow alert on Torsha in Coochbehar district with stretches of NH 31 and the State Highway flooded in pockets under Alipurduar sub-division affecting transport, the official said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:42

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