Kolkata: With three more deaths reported on Monday from different districts, the overall toll in rain related incidents in West Bengal has touched 50, with several rivers still flowing above the danger mark affecting over 3 million people in 15 districts.

"Three more deaths have been reported today - two from Burdwan and one from Howrah districts," a release issued by the state secretariat said here.

Some major rivers were still flowing above the danger mark and district administrations have been asked to keep relief and rescue teams ready in case of breaches, it said.

District Magistrates have been asked to move people from low-lying areas as isolated rain over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during next 24-hours has been predicted.

However, there are no report of breaches in embankments, they said.

Over 30 lakh people have been affected in 256 blocks and 82 municipalities with 2, 31,254 houses damaged fully or partially.

Sources, however, said water discharge from different barrages was reducing gradually with 35,000 cusecs of water from the DVC system, 37,000 cusecs from the Durgapur barrage and 3,000 cusecs from Kangsabati barrage being released during the day.

Altogether 52,371 affected persons have taken shelter in 344 relief camps, while adequate relief materials have been sanctioned and 465 medical camps set up in affected areas.

The second battalion of the National Disaster Response Force, deployed at Udaynarayanpur area in Howrah district, was continuing search and rescue operations.

(Agencies)