Floods follow storm havoc in eastern India

Emergency services struggle to deliver aid as rising water levels sweep away roads in West Bengal's Midnapore area.

    Millions of people across eastern India are bracing themselves for more flooding as Cyclone Phailin's effects continue to be felt along the coast.

    Emergency services are struggling to deliver aid as rising water levels sweep away roads.

    Phailin menaced India for days, and while the states where the fierce storm made landfall were well prepared for its fury, the surrounding areas have been caught by surprise.

    Across eastern Indian, 12 million people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding.

    Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from eastern Midnapore, one of the worst-hit regions in West Bengal state.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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