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135 houses swept away, 20 villages submerged by Ganga in Malda

PTI
Published Aug 24, 2016, 1:46 pm IST
Updated Aug 24, 2016, 1:47 pm IST
The badly affected areas are Kalichak Block number 3, Manikchak and Ratua Block number 1.
Villagers carry their belongings as they wade through the flooded area in Birbhum in West Bengal on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI/ Representational Image)
 Villagers carry their belongings as they wade through the flooded area in Birbhum in West Bengal on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI/ Representational Image)

Malda (West Bengal): Around 135 houses were washed away on Wednesday due to erosion in river Ganga while 20 villages were submerged in flood waters with the rising water level of the river having crossed the extreme danger level in Malda district.

Additional District Magistrate, Malda, Kanchan Chowdhury said 135 houses in Binnagar have been washed away by the Ganga and roads are also affected due to the flooding. The Ganga was flowing 23 cm above the extreme danger level, he said.

 

The badly affected areas are Kalichak Block number 3, Manikchak and Ratua Block number 1, the ADM said.

A high-level state irrigation team is visiting the area and the team will be submitting its report to the district magistrate on Wednesday he said. The district administration was keeping constant vigil to meet the situation, he said.

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