Flood wreaks havoc in India, over 200 dead

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Floods in Assam have killed 95 people and left millions displaced
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18 August, 2017

Araria district accounted for 23 deaths, Sitamarhi 12, Kisanganj, East Champaran, West Champaran and Supual 11 each, Madhubani and Katihar 7 each, Madhepura and Purnea 5 each, Darbhanga and Saharsa 4 each, Gopalganj and Khagaria 3 each and Sheohar 2.

A horrific video which recently went viral on the Internet has left others anxious for the people in Bihar who have fallen victim to the deadly flood situation in the state.

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. The special secretary said 1.61 lakh people have been evacuated and taken to safer places. Relief camps are started in different places. The government will leave no stone unturned to help the flood victims, Kumar said and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promptly sending the NDRF and Army to the affected areas.

The toll due to the floods triggered by rains in Nepal and northern parts of the state was 72 on Wednesday, and 73.44 lakh people in 14 districts were hit.

An East Central Railways statement said 39 trains were cancelled as water overtopped tracks. This intensity of the flood was unexpected, especially in places where people can't imagine of a flood.

Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.

More than 150 people have died and 10 million affected in recent floods and landslides across India as the country's IT capital Bangalore was the latest to grapple with the torrential monsoon rains.

Principal Secretary, Road Construction, Amrit Lal Meena said 124 roads, including national highways, have been damaged due to floods.


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