5 houses washed away as rain-fed Bhagirathi inundates adjacent banks

Water from Bhagirathi inundated five houses due to erosion caused by rains at Pora danga under Chakdaha block in Nadia district.

Published: 18th August 2016 12:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 12:07 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KALYANI: Water from Bhagirathi inundated five houses due to erosion caused by rains at Pora danga under Chakdaha block in Nadia district today.

SDO, Kalyani, Swapan Kumar Kundu said, while five houses were submerged by the river today, the people of an estimated 100 houses were shifted to safer places.

The erosion, which began in the early hours today, led to washing away of the five houses on the embankments this morning but there was no casualty, he said.

BDO, Chakdah, Nishith Bhaskar Paul said strengthening the embankment with 2.5 km borders will take place after the rainy season.

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