Heavy rains hits Kolkata  

The city recorded 25 mm rainfall since last night till 10 am today.

College Street, Amherst Street, Burrabazar, Lake Road and part of the business suburb of BBD Bag was waterlogged.

Depression  lying 80 km east of Kolkata and it might develop into a deep depression before passing over east of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours.

The weatherman forecast heavy to very heavy rain in the entire Gangetic belt of West Bengal in the next 48 hours and asked the fishermen not to venture into the sea in the southern coastal belt of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas districts as the sea would remain rough.

Tourists in coastal sea resort of Digha have been asked not to move closer to the sea.

The State government had yesterday formed a committee to oversee and strengthen the disaster management system in the State. The decision came after 45 fishing trawlers went missing in Kakdwip area on Thursday due to bad weather. One fisherman was killed when a trawler capsized in the sea. The other trawlers were located later.

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