2.5 lakh people affected by incessant rains in Bengal

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Malda: Over 2.5 lakh people in West Bengal’s Malda district have been affected by a flood-like situation owing to incessant rain, officials said.

Zilla Parishad president Gour Chandra Mandal said that the low-lying areas in all the blocks of the district have been inundated and a large number of mud houses have collapsed due to heavy rainfall over the past two days.

“A total of 2.5 lakh people of 50,000 households have been affected by the flood-like situation in the district. Operations are on to rescue the residents of the islets of the Ganga, who are stranded there,” he said. The district has received over 99.80 mm rain since 8.30 am on Monday.