Flood situations worsen in Assam and Bihar

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Flood situations worsen in Assam and Bihar

Floods wreak their havoc!

Monday, 27th July 2020

Flood conditions worsen in Bihar and Assam on this Sunday with another 5 deaths adding to the toll. Near about 4 millions are affected in these two states.


Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) recently informed about the fresh deaths through a bulletin. The net death toll due to these ghastly floods now stands at 102.


ASMDA has informed that apart from deaths caused by drowning, 26 more have died in the state since the month of May owing to rains-triggered landslides.


As per reports on this Sunday, about 2.5 million villagers in the 2,265 villages located across 23 districts of the State were struck by floods. Goalpara district was the worst hit followed by the districts of Barpeta and Morigaon. About 46,000 people were shifted to the 457 flood relief camps in the 16 most affected districts.


Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for the NE region’s development communicated with the Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and promised him assistance from the North Eastern Council and the Centre for the repair and restoration of the flood battered infrastructure in the state.


Meanwhile, the flood situation continued to decline in the state of Bihar, with the River Ganges swelling most aggressively and water levels going beyond the dreaded danger mark at Bhagalpur’s Kahalgaon and overflowing from Gandak leading to the flooding of more adjoining areas on this Sunday.


As per the reports from the water resources department (WRD), the increased water levels of River Ganga in Munger and in Patna has badly impacted Diara and many other low-lying belts falling on the course of the Ganges. Other Rivers like Kamla, Bagmati, Mahananda, Adhwara and Burhi Gandak too are overflowing across the danger mark thereby putting a lot of pressure on the embankments at the different sites. Mithilanchal and Champaran are among the most badly hit regions. National as well as State Disaster Response Force are on standby for undertaking rescue operations in these regions.


News agency PTI reports informed that a pregnant woman of age 25 years delivered a baby girl while she was on board on a NDRF rescue operation boat that was sailing across the puffing Burhi Gandak River in the flood-hit Bihar on this Sunday. The woman, as reports said, was being moved out of the flood-affected Gobari village located in the eastern part of the Champaran district. During that time she started experiencing labor pain and soon delivered her baby girl at about1:40 pm.


WRD officials opined that the condition might decline as the weather forecast talks of torrential downpours in the planes of northern Bihar in the forthcoming 72 hrs.



Source: Hindustan Times

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