Pics: Fifteen villages submerged, ten thousand affected in Malda

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Malda, Aug 23:  Over 15 villages were submerged today in the flood waters, affecting a population of ten thousand in Malda district, official sources said.

The swollen Ganga today breached an embankment at Gopalpur area in Manikchak block, submerging several villages, the sources said. Rescue teams rushed to the area and moved the people to safer places, the sources said.

The river was flowing 25 cm above the danger level, the sources said. District Magistrate G Kirankumar was supervising relief operations. Leaves of the block level employees were cancelled in view of the situation, the sources said.

In safe hands

A man carries his son through floodwater in a flooded village at Manikchak Block in Malda district on Wednesday.


Villagers try to save themselves from rains at flood-hit Harishchandra Pur in Malda district on Monday.


Houses in a village near Mahananda river partially submerged in water as the flood entered the nearby area in Malda.

Pulling through

A boy carries passengers on his cycle van wading through flood water on Thursday after three days of incessant rains and release of water from Kansabati damp.

In North 24 Parganas

Villagers watch as river water barricade being destroyed due to depression of weather at Sandeshkhali Sarberia village of Sundarbans in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Thursday.

Body recovered from the Ganges river

Rescuers carry a body recovered from the Ganges river after a ferry boat capsized at Rustampur Ghat of Manichak Block in Malda district of West Bengal.

Boat capsized in river Ganga in Malda

West Bengal Disaster Management rescue team at work after a boat capsized in river Ganga in Malda.


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