Highlights

  • Heavy rain lashes Kolkata and neighbouring areas
  • IMD issues red alert for some districts of south Bengal
  • A two-storey house located collapsed in North Kolkata 

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The heavy rainfall since Tuesday night has led to water-logging in several parts of Kolkata, which has hampered the day-to-day activities of the locals.

Heavy rain and thunderstorm lashed Kolkata and other districts in south Bengal beginning Tuesday night due to a low-pressure system that has developed over the Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal.

The weather department had issued a red alert for some districts of south Bengal for Tuesday and Wednesday.

An orange alert has also been issued for multiple districts in south Bengal such as North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Bankura and Purulia, among others.

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The heavy rainfall on Tuesday night has led to water-logging in several parts of Kolkata, which has hampered the day-to-day activities of the locals.

Further, a two-storey house located on Ahiritola street in North Kolkata collapsed due to continuous rain. All those trapped inside the building were rescued after teams of police and fire brigade officials carried out rescue operations.

Three people were rescued from the first floor of the house, while two women and a child remained trapped on the top floor of the building.

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