Guwahati/Patna: The flood situation is grim in the east and northeast India. The death toll from floods in Assam and Bihar has reached 198. In the 31 districts of both the states, 1 crore 71 lakh people are affected.
75 die in Assam
75 people died due to floods in Assam. Water levels of rivers are increasing in 7 districts. Water is being released from the Kurichu reservoir of Bhutan leading to worsening of flood situation in Barpateta, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and South Salmara in Assam.
According to Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA), 34 lakh 92 thousand 734 people of 2753 villages located in 18 districts in the state are affected by the flood.
123 dead in floods in Bihar
13 districts are affected by flood in Bihar. So far 123 people have died. According to Bihar Disaster Management Department – 82 lakhs 12 thousand people affected by floods in 13 districts of the state. The efforts of the government to rescue and rehabilitate people are continuing.
The government has announced a financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased. At the same time, every affected family will get Rs 6000 and the amount will be credited directly into their account.