Flood situation worsens in Bihar, improve slightly in Assam

PTI

Gopalganj: Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy monsoon rain, in Gopalganj district, Monday, July 27, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Gopalganj: Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy monsoon rain, in Gopalganj district, Monday, July 27, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Over one million populations were hit due to floods in Bihar as water entered new areas of the 11 affected districts on Monday.

According to a latest bulletin on Sunday, a total of 24.42 lakh people have been hit by floods in 765 panchayats of 93 blocks of 11 districts with Darbhanga being the worst-hit, where 8.87 lakh people have been displaced in its 14 blocks.

However, no fresh death was reported and the toll remained at 10.

The number of flood- hit population in Bihar was nearly 15 lakh in 11 districts. The flood affected districts in Bihar are: Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, West Champaran, East Champaran, Khagaria and Saran.

Seventeen teams of the NDRF and eight of the SDRF carried out rescue operations in flood-affected areas in which 1.67 people were evacuated so far, the bulletin said.

In Bihar, nearly 24.5 lakh people have been affected by floods. On the other hand, the flood situation in Assam is slightly improving. The cases of fresh casualty in Assam remained to one though six deaths were recorded in rain-related incidents.

In Assam, the flood situation has improved slightly though one more person died and 22.34 lakh people in 22 of the state’s 33 districts are affected, an official report said on Monday.

The death toll in Assam flood this year has climbed to 129 with the death of one person at Bokakhat in Golaghat district.

103 people died in flood-related incidents, 26 were killed in landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its bulletin.

The number of affected people in Assam floods has reduced by over 2.42 lakh since Sunday, while that of the districts was decreased by one, the ASDMA said.

Goalpara district is the worst-hit with over 4.62 lakh people affected, while 3.81 lakh and 3 lakh people are hit in Barpeta and Morigaon districts, respectively.

Personnel of the State Disaster Response Force and district administrations besides local people have rescued 97 marooned people during the last 24 hours.