One person today died as heavy rains pounded the city and its adjoining districts since last night caused by a deep depression that lay centred 80 km from here.
A fish seller died on way to the market at a village in Bishnupur area in South 24-Parganas district when electric wires snapped due to heavy rains and fell on him.
The rains hit normal life in the metropolis as low-lying areas in many parts went under knee-deep water, throwing transport out of gear. The city recorded 25 mm rainfall since last night till 10 am today. College Street, Amherst Street, Burrabazar, Lake Road and part of the business district BBD Bag were waterlogged as dirty rain water made their way into many homes in the low-lying areas. Train services on Sealdah-Hasnabad section of the Eastern Railway in North 24-Parganas district were disrupted as trees fell on the tracks.
Meanwhile, the South 24-Parganas district administration officials said the fishermen in 45-50 trawlers, which went missing in high seas yesterday in the inclement weather, were safe in a forest at Kendua in the Sunderbans core area near a creek.