Building crumbles at flooded-Bandar village near Khanakul
A two-storey house, which went under water at the flooded-Bandar village near Khanakul in Hooghly district three days ago, completely collapsed on early Tuesday morning.
Sources said Bandar and several other nearby villages were inundated as the Rupnarayan river spilled over its embankment since Sunday. Sadananda Samanta, a farmer and the owner of the house, shifted his family to a neighbour’s home after water started entering the village. Sources said the house started tilting (in picture) early Sunday morning and finally it collapsed on Tuesday.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to visit some flood affected areas of Hooghly and Howrah on Wednesday. She is likely to reach Khanakul 2 block in Hooghly around 1.30pm and from there, she might go to Udaynarayanpur in Howrah.
Mamata is also scheduled to make an aerial survey of some inundated areas, including Ghatal in West Midnapore. According to sources, several places in Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore districts were submerged because of heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers.