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West Bengal: Flood like situation turns grim in several districts

In West Bengal, the flood like situation turns grim in several districts following incessant rainfall and sudden release of water from the barrages by DVC.

Paschim Bardhaman, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly and Howrah are badly affected districts.

The Chief Secretary told reporters that over 22 lakh people have been affected and nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. More than two lakh people have taken shelter in over 1500 relief camps.

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took stock of the situation through video conferencing with the district administration today.

The state administration is keeping an eye on the situation and the disaster relief department has taken all necessary arrangements to rescue people.

Already 7 columns of the army have been sent to carry out relief and rescue work in the affected districts. 25 teams of NDRF and 24 teams of SDRF have been pressed into action.

The Chief Minister is scheduled to take an aerial survey of the affected districts today..


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