West Bengal

4 weeks ago

Heavy Rainfall Causes Havoc in North Bengal and North Sikkim

North Sikkim fluid situation (symbolic picture)
North Sikkim fluid situation (symbolic picture)


IIE Digital Desk : North Bengal and North Sikkim are grappling with severe disruptions following heavy rainfall in the region. Continuous downpours have led to widespread flooding, causing significant damage to infrastructure and disrupting daily life. Several areas, including Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, and Kalimpong, have reported landslides, blocking roads and cutting off access to remote villages. The relentless rain has swollen rivers, leading to breaches in embankments and inundating low-lying areas. Rescue operations are underway, with teams working tirelessly to evacuate affected residents and provide relief materials.

In North Sikkim, the situation is equally dire. Landslides and flooding have severed road connections, isolating many communities. The administration has issued warnings and is closely monitoring the situation to prevent further damage. Efforts are being made to restore communication lines and ensure the supply of essential commodities. The meteorological department has predicted more rain in the coming days, urging people to remain cautious and avoid traveling to affected areas unless necessary. Authorities are on high alert, coordinating with disaster response teams to mitigate the impact and ensure the safety of residents.

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