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In pics | Floods across 3 states, army conducts rescue operations

india Updated: Aug 02, 2015 22:24 IST
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Heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Komen have wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Manipur, and Odisha, killing at least 70 people in the flooded states along with damage to property and infrastructure.

The National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army have been called to conduct rescue operations in the worst flood-hit areas.

At least 48 people have perished due to the flood in West Bengal while 20 villagers were killed in a massive landslide at Joumol village, about 180km south of Manipur's capital Imphal. In Odisha, around 10 villages have been inundated.

The Met department said cyclone Komen, which made landfall in Bangladesh on Thursday, has remained practically stationary there and weakened into a depression, triggering heavy rains.

The weather phenomenon will move west-­northwest and gradually weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area, officials said.

Many areas in Kolkata were waterlogged after a high tide in river Ganga. As many as 48 people have died so far in West Bengal where chief minister Mamata Banerjee called in the army for rescue operations on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

People try to retrieve a vehicle washed away by swirling flood waters following incessant rainfall in Thoubal district of Manipur on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Army personnel help people affected by floods following incessant rainfall in Imphal on Saturday. Several houses were also swept away as a landslide devastated a village in Chandel district, bordering Myanmar. (PTI Photo)

A stray dog takes the support of a woman to cross a flooded street in Kolkata on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Railway lines were washed away by flood-waters in Imphal on Saturday. Several hundred people living on riverbanks have been moved to safer places as rescue operations continue. (PTI Photo)

Parts of Kolkata remained waterlogged after continuous downpour for the past two days. State and national highways in various districts were also damaged, severely affecting traffic. (PTI Photo)