More areas flooded in West Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur districts

 South Dinajpur district official said that the disaster management team had been put on high alert and the police stations been asked to be on vigil.

Published: 18th July 2019 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2019 02:01 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes


KOLKATA: With several rivers flowing above danger levels, more areas were inundated in the Malda and South Dinajpur districts of West Bengal on Wednesday.

In South Dinajpur district, Punorbhoba and Tangon rivers crossed the danger level submerging several villages in the Gangarampur sub-division.

At Belbari, the rising waters of Punorbhoba breached an embankment and raised the fears of rupture at Mallikpur on the India-Bangladesh border. The embankment repair works at Mallikpur was started following a flag meeting between the two countries.

A senior South Dinajpur district official said, the administration had been geared up for any eventuality. The disaster management team had been put on high alert and the police stations been asked to be on vigil, the official added.

In Malda, Phulhar river has almost touched the extreme danger level, inundating a number of villages under the Harishchandrapur and the Ratua blocks, forcing people to take shelter at higher lands.

Water levels of Ganga and Mahananda rivers are also rising. Mahananda has inundated a portion of Old Malda and Englishbazar towns, district officials said.

Ganga was flowing a shade below the danger level at some places.

However, situation improved in the North Dinajpur district with the water level falling in some rivers.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp