Around 300 families of Kalinagar village were shifted to a nearby school after the water of Betni river breached its embankment during high tide on Tuesday,’ Sub-Divisional Officer of Basirhat, Sukhen Sen, said.


Relief materials are being distributed among the affected people, he said adding that saline flood water damaged mud houses in the village and filled paddy fields, he said.


The embankment repair work has been started after the river water ebbed.

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