India Floods: Situation grave in Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya; 123 killed; heavy rainfall alert for Kerala

Floods in Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya are continuing. The number of those killed in the three states till Thursday reached 123. 

Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya monsoon floods

In Bihar, 47 lakh people of 12 districts are affected, while 78 people have died. In Sitamarhi alone, 18 people died while 14 died in Madhubani. Out of 33 Assam districts, 29 districts are inundated in floods. Because of this, about 54 lakh people have been forced to leave their homes. Here, 36 people died. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert of rain in three districts of Kerala for the next three days.

Situation grave in Bihar

The most serious situation is in Bihar. At least 18 people have died in Sitamarhi district alone. After this, there were 14 deaths in Madhubani, 12 in Araria, 9 in Shivhar, 9 in Darbhanga, 7 in Purnia, 4 in Kishanganj, 3 in Supaul and 2 in Eastern Champaran.

Assam: Barpeta’s 13.48 lakh people homeless

In Assam also, the figure of the dead reached 36. Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in most of the districts including Guwahati. According to the Assam Department of Disaster Management, 9 people died due to floods on Thursday. Barpeta’s situation is the worst because of the flood. 13.48 lakh people in the district have been forced to leave their homes.

A large part of Manas National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is submerged in water. This has affected 25 lakh large and small wild animals. More than 50 animals of Kaziranga National Park have died. Many of these were killed while crossing the busy highway outside the park. The administration installed 1080 relief camps for the people.

Meghalaya: 1.55 lakh people affected

Two more people died in floods in Meghalaya on Thursday. With this, eight people have been killed due to the disaster in the state. 1.55 lakh people have been affected by the flood.

Kerala Weather forecast

The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in the three districts of Kerala viz. Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta. In the next two to three days, these cities are expected to get rainfall of up to 20 centimeters. In view of this, red alert has been announced in these areas. Fishermen of Kerala and Lakshadweep have been asked to stay away from coastal areas.

Punjab: Army called in Sangrur

In eastern and northern India there was heavy rains on Thursday. In Sangrur in Punjab, Ghaggar river crossed the danger mark of 50 feet, causing the cultivation of 2,000 acres of land to be submerged in water. As a result, the army had to be called to remove people from nearby villages.