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The flood situation improves further in Assam, the number of victims increases to 108; Bihar deluge spreads to more areas | India News


NEW DELHI: The flood situation in Assam improved further on Thursday, although one more person lost his life and reached the toll of 108, even as more parts of Bihar were affected by the flood caused by rising water levels. water from the rivers that flow in Nepal. However, the national capital experienced a sweltering, sunny climate, with maximum humidity set at 91 percent.
The city’s maximum temperature was set three levels below the season average at 31.5 degrees Celsius.
The meteorologist forecast rain on Saturday. In Assam, the number of people affected by the flood in Brahmaputra and its tributaries fell to 12 lakh in 22 districts, an official bulletin said.
Wednesday’s figure was approximately 17 lakh in 21 districts, he said. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi visited the Barpeta and Baksa districts, where overflowing rivers have left thousands of people homeless.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned in the flood waters in the Mikirbheta area of ​​the Morigaon district on Thursday and went to 108.
The number of landslides caused by the flood was 26, bringing the total number of deaths to 134, he said.
Goalpara is the worst hit where the flood affected 3.76 lakh people, followed by Morigaon, where more than 2.34 lakh people are under control. In Dhubri, the number of people affected is 1.52 lakh people.
Reports say the State Disaster Response Force, district administrations and the local population have rescued 46 people from different locations in the past 24 hours by deploying 102 boats.
Currently 1,339 villages are underwater and 82,169.99 hectares of cultivated area have been damaged in Assam, ASDMA said.
The ASDMA report says that Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger marks in the city of Dhubri, in Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in the Sonitpur districts.
So far, the flood has claimed the lives of 143 animals, while another 165 were rescued in Kaziranga National Park, he said, quoting the divisional forestry officer of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division.
The flood has also affected 15,24,339 pets and poultry in the state in the past 24 hours, ASDMA said.
Meanwhile, more parts of Bihar were affected by the floods, caused by rising water levels in rivers originating in Nepal, although the disaster management department said this has not caused further loss of life.
According to the department’s bulletin, 71 panchayats from Madhubani and Siwan districts, which were not affected by the floods until the previous day, have now been affected by the calamity.
The number of affected districts so far has reached 14.
The number of people affected by the flood increased to 39.63 lakh, compared to 38.47 lakh on Wednesday. However, the death toll remained stable at 11, with Darbhanga accounting for seven victims and the remaining four reported from West Champaran. Other districts declared as floods are East Champaran, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Sitamarhi, Gopalganj, Saran, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Khagaria.
To date, 3.16 lakh people have been evacuated and taken to safe places by personnel involved in relief and rescue efforts, including 21 teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
More than 25,000 people have taken refuge in 19 aid camps and about six lakh people were fed in more than 1,000 community kitchens.
The NDRF has only evacuated more than 7,800 people from the areas affected by the Bihar flood so far, its spokesperson said.
“NDRF teams have evacuated more than 7,840 people and 265 animals to safer places in Bihar. The teams also distributed 8,350 food packages and 2,630 kg of food to those in need,” he said.
The Met department forecast heavy rains in northern Bengal for the next three days, while one or two locations in the southern districts of the state are likely to experience lightning storms until Saturday morning.
The meteorologist forecast heavy rains in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar and Alipurduar until Sunday morning.
In the northern region, Uttar Pradesh witnessed moderate to moderate rainfall in most places in the eastern and western parts in the last 24 hours and more rainfall is likely to occur on Friday.
According to the Central Water Commission, the Ghaghra River was growing in Ayodhya and the Elgin Bridge along with the Rapti River in Balrampur and Bansi.
District administration has taken note of the situation and is in the process of making the necessary preparations to deal with any eventuality of a flood-like situation in the near future, officials in the Gonda district said.
According to officials, 23 flood outposts in the Karnalganj and Tarabganj municipalities have been alerted and the situation was under control as of now and no village faces any problems.
Haryana and Punjab, where the monsoon had been subdued for almost a week, were finally flogged by showers on Thursday when people received a much-needed respite from the stifling weather.
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, received night showers and recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius, two levels below the season average.
According to the Met department forecast, showers / thunderstorms are likely to hit parts of Haryana and Punjab in the next two days.

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