Flood in Cooch Behar turns grim, one drowned to death
Cooch Behar, July 28 (UNI) Flood situation in the district continued to be grim as it claimed one more life taking the toll to two, District administration said here today.
The body of one person, who was drowned in river Torsa under this sub-division, was recovered, said district magistrate Rajesh Sinha.
While the body of another person drowned in the Mansai river under Mathabhanga sub-division remained still untraced, he said.
According to the district administration, the water of the Mansai river is above danger level, while the water of the rivers-Torsa and Sankosh under Toofan ganj Sub-division are just below the danger mark.
In the entire district at least 25,000 people have been affected so far, while 17,000 have been moved to relief centre, Mr Sinha informed.
Altogether 113 villages in the district were affected and about 500 families in Mathabhanga, Kedarhat and Jorshimuli have been severely affected for last three days, said Mr Sinha.
Mr Sinha stated, ''I have talked to the Binaguri Army Cantonement. The Army will be called, if necessary, to control the situation.'' UNI XC AA BA SI RS2229