Flood situation remains grim in Bihar and Assam

21 August 2017, 06:14 | Isaac Mcdaniel

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91 killed, 9.6 million people affected by floods in eastern India

Almost 400,000 people were staying in state-run shelters, with an estimated 10mn affected by the deluge, the worst since 2008 when almost 300 people were killed.

The regional MeT office has forecast rain in southern Bihar for one more week.

The state officials said that 28 people have also died in the fresh wave of flooding in the north-eastern state of Assam since Thursday.

There has been no report of any flood-related deaths in the last 24 hours, a senior official of the West Bengal Disaster Management department said.

Amrit said 3.59 lakh people have been shifted to safer places.

More than two lakh people have been sent to 504 refugee camps. Food packets are being airdropped in inundated areas.

Seven Army teams with 2,228 personnel are assisting relief and rescue operation with the help of 280 boats, a state Disaster Management Department release said. Train services continued to be affected due to the calamity. An East Central Railways statement said the Guwahati Express ended its journey at Patna itself. The cancelled trains included 12235 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani, 12424 New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani till August 20.

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Three members of a family were washed away in Bihar floods after a bridge collapses due to heavy rains in Araria.

Hundreds and thousands of people have been rendered homeless and standing crops of worth millions have been destroyed. It, however, said people were returning to their respective villages, where floodwaters had started receding.

The state government is also running 2569 community kitchens, which feed around five lakh affected people daily.

Gujarat: The flood in the state killed at least 218 people this year.

Over 52 lakh people have been hit by the floods in six north Bengal districts of Coochbehar, South Dinajpur, North Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Malda.

According to Rural Works Department Principal Secretary Bipin Kumar, 222 hand pumps have been disinfected in Araria and 219 in Kishanganj districts, so that citizens could get purified drinking water. Medical components of NDRF teams comprising of doctors and paramedics are relentlessly engaged in providing medical assistance and provided medical assistance to 648 flood affected persons. Around 5.30 lakh people have been affected in Morigaon.

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