- Title: Incessant heavy rains flood India cities
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: WEST MIDNAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) BUS MOVING AMID RAINS AND WINDS TREES SWAYING WITH WIND AMID RAINS VEHICLES MOVING AMID RAINS VEHICLES MOVING ON WATERLOGGED ROAD WATER FLOWING ON FLOODED ROAD VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING ON WATERLOGGED ROAD VARIOUS OF WATERLOGGING PARTIALLY SUBMERGING SHOPS AND RESIDENTIAL AREA (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) LOCAL RESIDENT, AKASH, SAYING: "It has been raining incessantly since morning. There is extreme waterlogging everywhere. It is very troublesome, whether it is for commuting or anything else. A lot of vehicles drowned and got damaged." KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN QUEUE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL ON WATERLOGGED ROAD VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING ON WATERLOGGED ROAD MOTOR PUMPING WATER FROM ROAD AMBULANCE MOVING ON WATERLOGGED ROAD VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING AND PEOPLE WALKING ON WATERLOGGED ROADS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) LOCAL RESIDENT, BIBHAS, SAYING: "There is extreme waterlogging this time. It is very difficult to even ride a motorcycle. I get all wet while commuting for work more so because of waterlogging than rain." VEHICLES PARKED, PARTIALLY SUBMERGED AMID RAINFALL FLOODED RESIDENTIAL AREA
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 11:02
- Keywords: India Kolkata West Bengal West Midnapur monsoon rain rainfall showers waterlogging
- Location: KOLKATA, WEST MIDNAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- City: KOLKATA, WEST MIDNAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWRULOV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Incessant rains in eastern India led to waterlogging in Kolkata and West Midnapur cities on Wednesday (September 29), posing problems to commuters and local residents.
People were seen walking in calf-deep water on flooded roads that restricted traffic in the cities.
Earlier this month, rains in Kolkata had also inundated the international airport in the city leading to delay and cancelation of flights.
Annual rainfall is essential in India as rains support two-thirds of the 1.3 billion population living in rural areas who rely on farming. However, excessive rainfall cause problems like floods, landslides, and water-borne diseases.
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