Heavy rains lashed Kolkata and the coastal districts of West Bengal on Thursday, inundating low-lying areas, officers mentioned.
A number of thoroughfares have been waterlogged in several components of Kolkata, together with BT Street, Central Avenue, School Avenue, Amherst Avenue and EM Bypass, as a result of showers that started on Wednesday night, the climate workplace mentioned.
Nonetheless, there have been no site visitors snarls within the metropolis as Covid-related restrictions have been in place however those that went out on important work or are related to emergency providers had a troublesome time reaching their locations.
Many low-lying areas in Ghatal in West Midnapore district and Khanakul in Hooghly, and a few locations in South 24 Parganas district have been submerged owing to the heavy in a single day rains.
An individual went lacking within the Jhargram district after his motorbike was swept away by sturdy currents of a river that submerged a bridge, officers mentioned.
Three males have been on the motorbike and crossing the bridge at Kuchiladari in Sankrail block of the district.
Villagers from close by Kukrakhupi rushed to their rescue and pulled two of them out of the water, whereas one other couldn’t be traced, officers mentioned.
Diamond Harbour recorded the best rainfall within the state at 67 mm within the 24 hours until 8.30 am, adopted by Dumdum at 56 mm and Salt Lake at 52 mm, the Met division mentioned.
Alipore within the southern a part of Kolkata recorded 48 mm rainfall through the interval, it mentioned.
The opposite locations in south Bengal that recorded a big downpour through the interval are Canning (52 mm), Barrackpore (44 mm) and Haldia (39 mm).
In north Bengal, Kalimpong recorded the best rainfall at 64 mm, whereas Darjeeling obtained 19 mm rain, the MeT Division.
The climate workplace has forecast mild to reasonable in all of the districts of north Bengal through the subsequent few days.