Floods Wreak Havoc in Assam and Bihar, 10 Killed in Both States on Sunday
The eastern part of the country has not yet recovered from the rains, floods, and landslides. Three more deaths occurred in the northeastern state of Assam on Sunday, while seven people died in Bihar.
According to the Assam Disaster Management Authority, 25 lakh people are still facing floods in 2,265 villages of 23 districts. The worst situation is in Goalpara where about 5 lakh people are still in the grip of floods. At the same time, more than four lakh people in Barpeta and three lakh and 30 thousand people in Morigaon are flood victims. According to the Assam government, 102 people have died in the state only due to drowning, while 26 people have been victims of landslides. The number of relief camps in the state has been increased to 457.
Kaziranga National Park is still submerged in 85% water. Park director P. Sivakumar said that the water is descending but its speed is very slow. However, in the meantime, the Central Water Commission has predicted that Assam and Meghalaya will receive heavy rain on Tuesday.
On the other hand, besides the Gandak and Bagmati river in Bihar, Ganga is also flowing near the danger mark. Floods have caused devastation in Champaran and Mithilanchal regions. About 1.5 million people are affected and the death toll has risen to about 25.
The Central Water Commission has said that the water level of the rivers in most of the lower parts of the state is above normal but its level is decreasing. On 29 and 30 July, heavy rains have been predicted in Bihar, which may worsen the situation.