Depression in Bay of Bengal, more rains to drench Odisha

Heavy rains in Kolkata

As West Bengal battles heavy rainfall amid a deep depression, the IMD has issued severe weather alert for neighboring states including Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand.

The IMD in its latest bulletin said that the observations received from Kolkata Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that the deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 12 kmph during the past sic hours.

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Angul, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj and heavy rainfall at one or two places in districts of Subarnapur, Deogarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur during the next 24 hours", said the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre here on Monday.

"Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph would prevail over interior parts of Gangetic West Bengal during next 48 hours", it said.

The sea condition would be moderate to rough along the coast, the MeT office said cautioning fishermen not to venture into the sea.

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As per police sources, a portion of a wall of an old, dilapidated building in ward number 74 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Alipore police station area collapsed due to heavy rain. KMC officials are working to demolish the entire building, which had been declared unsafe long ago.

Train services were also disrupted as railway tracks were submerged and tree branches broke and fell on overhead wires. "Due to gusty winds, flight services got disrupted", said Airport Director Atul Dixit.

Flight, train and road transportation systems in the city were affected due to the heavy downpour. A flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala.

Airport authority said, only arrivals of flights were possible.

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