HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Bengal: 10,000 people affected by heavy rains in Purulia district

PTI  Purulia, October 15, 2013
First Published: 13:39 IST(15/10/2013) | Last Updated: 13:43 IST(15/10/2013)

Heavy rains triggered by weakened Cyclone Phailin has affected at least 10,000 people in Purulia district of West Bengal, adjoining Jharkhand.


District magistrate Tanmoy Chakrabarty said 2000 houses were fully damaged and 1500 houses were also partially destroyed in the heavy rains that lashed the district from Sunday night.

An eight-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured in the heavy rains when their 'kutcha' house collapsed in the storm on Sunday.

The district had received 165 mm of rainfall since Sunday, the highest in several decades.

Although, the rains had stopped last night, the sky was overcast and there were intermittent showers on Wednesday.

Government relief has been sent to the affected villages and all the 20 block development officers of the district have been asked to send their reports, he said.

more from India

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved