Heavy rains lash Kolkata, WB

Kolkata, Aug 21 : Heavy rains lashed Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal on Wednesday inundating several low-lying areas and affecting normal life.

Water logging was witnessed in South Kolkata areas including Kasba, Topsia, Dhakuria, Tollygunge and Behala.

In North Kolkata, water logging was reported in Central Avenue.

Normal life was disrupted severely in the metropolis city.

Even as public transports were spotted lesser in number on the streets due to the inclement weather, traffic jams were reported across several parts on Wednesday.

Heavy rains were also reported in Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, Birbhum, Purulia, Bankura and East Midnapore districts of West Bengal.

Incessant rains were experienced across the state on Tuesday.

Several schools and colleges remained closed owing to the heavy rains that continued since Monday.

Even office goers were forced to remain indoors on Tuesday.

Kolkata experienced about 70 mm of rains in the last 24 hours, reports said.

According to state met department, rainfall will continue in West Bengal for another 24 hours.

The heavy rains resulted from a depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, north Odisha and Jharkhand.

The depression would move gradually in a west northwestward direction.

--IBNS (Posted on 21-08-2013)

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