In pics: Heavy rain cripples Kolkata

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Kolkata, Aug 22: Heavy rain lashed the city over the last couple of days, inundating several low-lying areas and throwing the normal life out of gear. Local Meteorological department said the weather is expected to improve in the metropolis and the adjoining areas by Thursday afternoon but will continue to remain gloomy in southern West Bengal over the next few days.

The Met department said a depression was caused over the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, northern Odisha and Jharkhand and lay centred at about 150 kilometres southwest of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and south-southwest of Bankura in West Bengal.

Toiling policeman

A traffic policeman controls the traffic at a waterlogged road during heavy rains in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Daily commuters find it difficult

Train passengers walk with umbrelllas as it rains in Kolkata on Monday.

Foreigners enjoy

Foreign tourists enjoy wading through a waterlogged road in Kolkata on Tuesday.

People shift base with belongings

People carry their household belongings in an inundated area in Kolkata following incessant rains on Wednesday.

Shifting home

People carry their household belongings and leave their houses following incessant rain in Kolkata.

Waterlogged shop in Howrah

A sweet-seller sits on his sweet showcase in his waterlogged shop in Howrah district in West Bengal on Tuesday.

Road under water

The overflowing Kansabati River floods an important inter-district road in West Bengal on Tuesday.

Overflowing dam

Villagers catch fish at the overflowing Chakaltore Dam in Purulia district of West Bengal on Wednesday.

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