At least three persons including a child have lost their lives in West Bengal due to rain related incidents today.
Incessant heavy rain lashed Kolkata and other districts of South Bengal due to the well marked low pressure area lying over the central part of Gangetic West Bengal.
In Kolkata, a two year old child and her grandmother died as an old two storied house collapsed at Ahiritola this morning. Another woman died at Chandrakona of Paschim Medinipur following a wall collapse due to overnight rain.
The MET department has issued a red alert for Purba and Paschim Medinipur while an orange alert has been sounded for Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts and yellow alert for 8 districts of South Bengal including Kolkata.