New Delhi: Torrential rains in West Bengal caused landslides at NH 55, Tindharia area of Darjeeling in north West Bengal on Wednesday causing damage in the area. However, no loss of life has been reported so far.Also Read - West Bengal: 15 Fall Sick After Leakage of Chlorine Gas in Murshidabad; 2 Seriously Ill
Following the accident, National Highway 55 has been blocked and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy train services have also been halted. The rains have caused damage to a house, a truck and a motorbike. Rescue operations are underway. Also Read - CM Mamata Banerjee Bats for Creation of More Bengal Districts | Here's Why
Darjeeling has been facing incessant rains for the past three days. An elderly couple had died after getting buried in the rubble caused by a landslide on Monday. Another landslide was reported near Ghoom station in the city. Also Read - Cyclone Asani Weakens Into Deep Depression; Odisha, Andhra And Bengal Brace For Heavy Rainfall
The constant rainfall and landslides have stranded several tourists on NH 55 near Sukhia and Ghoom. The meteorological department has predicted the rains to continue Darjeeling and other districts of West Bengal till July 12.