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People in Kolkata’s New Town area go fishing on waterlogged streets


Team Udayavani, Sep 26, 2021, 1:19 PM IST

In a viral video, a few locals in New Town in Kolkata are seen casting nets on the main road. To everyone’s surprise, they actually caught some big fish including Katla (Carp).

Piu Mondol, a Facebook user shared the unusual incident, showing a man standing on the pavement scooping out a big load of fish.

Piu first noticed fish in the flooded street even as several locals got excited and decided to cast their nets.

She said people caught about 15kg of fish from the flooded stretch between Karigori Bhawan and Axis Mall. She added, excitedly, that they kept fishing till 4 am.

Mondol told local media that huge quantities of fresh fish were distributed among the people in the area the next day.

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