1070: Helpline Number for Flood-hit victims

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Kolkata: Due to the Komen attack in West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee has cut short her London trip and has reached Kolkata on Thursday afternoon. Landing at the Dumdum airport, Mamata held a meeting with the Home Secretary in connection to the flood condition in West Bengal. Briefing the media after the meeting at the airport premise, Mamata said that the government has done an aerial survey of the flood hit areas and have also sent the relief and other helping materials to various areas of North and South 24 Parganas. Even though no one can control natural disasters, the government is trying their best to bring things under control, added CM. Mamata said that 26000 people have been shifted for refuge and the district administrations have also been alerted on various issues. She even said that a helpline number has been initiated for the flood hit victims of Bengal. The helpline number is 1070, said Mamata. Lastly, Mamata said that an alert has also been sounded in the coastal areas of Bengal and people are being warned from setting out to the sea.