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Flash Floods In Eastern West Bengal

Flash Floods

A home is washed away in flash floods in India. 7 districts have been badly hit, forcing many from their homes.

Officials say around 5,00,000 people are affected in West Bengal state. Several rivers are flowing above the danger level inundating low lying areas. India's monsoon rains are vital for agriculture but regularly bring death and destruction. So far this monsoon rainfall has been 4% higher than average.