7 dead, several missing after flash flood hits Jalpaiguri in Bengal

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.

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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