Unabated rains have caused severe waterlogging at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport resulting in severe traffic disruptions. News agency ANI reports that lightning strike has left one person dead near Kolkata's Victoria Memorial while more than a dozen were injured.
The Indian Met Department (IMD) has forecast more rains in Kolkata and West Bengal.
Earlier, heavy rains have lashed many areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan causing a flood-like situation. Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh is the worst hit as water continued to flow above normal in several local rivers causing flooding on railway tracks and roads. Over 3000 people were shifted to relief centres in Mandsaur.
In Kerala- which has been the worst hit due to floods - the death toll crossed 100. Neighbouring Karnataka also reeled under a flood-like situation as numbers continued to rise in relief camps.
In Odisha, the situation was no different. Authorities on Thursday opened 20 gates of Hirakud dam as state administration made efforts to ensure that people are saved at any cost. In Gujarat, Surat remained the worst hit as heavy rains resulted in floods in low-lying areas. River Tapi continued to flow above normal.