The flash flood occurred around 9 pm in Jalpaiguri’s Malbazar, where a large crowd had gathered to immerse Durga idols to celebrate Vijaya Dasami.
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#UPDATE | West Bengal: Total death count due to flash flood in Jalpaiguri stands at eight. Search is underway to find if there are more casualties: Jalpaiguri DM Moumita Godara https://t.co/LP4AT1UezL— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2022
“All of a sudden, flash floods struck, and people were swept away. So far, eight bodies have been recovered and we have rescued around 50 people," Jalpaiguri District Magistrate Moumita Godara told PTI. “The search and rescue operations are underway and being carried out by teams of the NDRF, SDRF, police and local administration. The search operations have started downstream," she added.