A flash flood washed away a bus carrying at least 100 people from Jhargram in the West Midnapore district in West Bengal to Durgapur. The mishap happened when the bus was crossing Bankura district.
Twenty passengers have been rescued but the rest have been reported to have been missing. People fear that a lot of people might have been away.
Representational image. Reuters.
According to an article in the Hindustan Times, the flash flood occurred when the bus was crossing a culvert over the overflowing Bhairab Banki river near Barikul in Bankura.
An NDTV report says that the bus was washed 300 metres downstream. The south west parts of West Bengal have been receiving heavy rains over the last couple of days.
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