Heavy rains in eastern India flood highway

The State Highway 7 was inundated as a few truck and bus drivers managed to drive through the road to reach their destinations.

A local, Sheikh Saheb said a few people were taking the risk of taking the highway road, despite warnings from police.

In Midnapore, water entered houses of people and damaged property.

Meanwhile, a rise in the water level of the Sono River due to rains in eastern Mayurbhanj district flooded residential areas, submerged huts and forced people to move in thigh-high waters.

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