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Odisha, Bengal Train Services Hit, Kharagpur Flooded After Incessant Rain: Here's What IMD Has to Say

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After wreaking havoc in Odisha for the past two days claiming four human lives and affecting over 20 lakh people, the deep depression has caused incessant rainfall in south Bengal on Wednesday.

Severe water-logging was reported in Kharagpur which has disrupted train services between Bengal and Odisha. “Depression over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining East MP weakened into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over northeast Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood at 0530 hrs IST of today. To move west-northwest wards across North MP and weaken gradually, “ the Indian Meteorological Department tweeted.

Meanwhile, various parts of Nandigram are underwater due to heavy rain in the last one day. The deep depression had caused rain in all the 30 districts of the state and in the past two days after the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the Odisha coast near Bhadrak. The state received an average 155.9 mm rainfall and it triggered floods in urban and rural areas, affecting over 20 lakh people.

News agency PTI reported that the precipitation was the highest in Angul and Sonepur districts which received over 300 mm rainfall. Talcher in Angul district received the highest rainfall of 394 mm followed by 372 mm at Birmaharajpur in Sonepur district. Eighteen districts got rainfall in the range of 200 mm to 300 mm and the remaining ten received 100 to 200 mm rainfall.

Reportedly, the depression over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining north interior Odisha has now moved further west-northwestwards at a speed of 12 kmph. It lays centered at about 80 km south-southwest of Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and about 190 km east-northeast of Raipur.

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