Seven people died and several others have been reported missing after a flash flood hit Jalpaiguri on Wednesday.
Several people were swept away after flash flood hit Jalpaiguri district. (Screengrab)
At least seven people died after a flash flood hit Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal on Wednesday. The incident took place at around 9 pm in Jalpaiguri’s Malbazar.
According to initial information, at least seven people who were gathered for idol immersion were killed and several others reportedly went missing due to a flash flood.
Massive flash flood during immersion of Durga idol in Jalpaiguri. At least 7 devotees confirmed dead so far.#Jalpaiguri #flashflood #rain #GlobalWarming #IndiaToday #indiatodayflash pic.twitter.com/oBJXJvjd1Y
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The crowd was gathered at the bank of Mal river for Bijoya Dashami when the incident happened.
Immediately after the incident, a rescue operation has been undertaken. So far, seven bodies have been recovered. The search is still on for those reported missing after a flashflood hit Jalpaiguri.
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