Berhampore: Over the massive rainfall for the past few days in the Murshidabad district, flood-like situation has arisen in the various areas of Kandi Sub-division of the district. The situations have worsened in many villages of Khargram, Barancha, Kandi and Bharatpur blocks of the area. The Kandi-Salar State Highway has been closed down due to the heavy rains. The Hijli, Andulia areas of Kandi block, Jajan, Ruya Kolla area of Bharatpur block and many other areas have been flooded.
Sub-divisional officer of Kandi Bijin Krishna said, “A 24 hour control room has been opened to monitor the situation. Boats have been pressed into service to bring the situation under control and relief materials are being provided to the afftected areas. The district Administration has informed that nearly 20-25 thousand people have been affected by the floods.