7 lakh affected in Assam, 33 killed in Bihar amid rain fury: 10 points | Latest News India

The continuous rains and landslides over the past few days have disrupted life in many parts of Assam. In recent developments, the situation is even worse in four districts – Nagon, Hojai, Kachar and Darrang. According to Assam State Disaster Management, the news agency ANI reports that the death toll in floods and landslides has risen to 14 and that around 7.12 lakh people have been affected in 29 districts of the state. Karnataka has also witnessed flooding in some parts amid heavy rain this week. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced relief for the families of the deceased, which left 33 dead in Bihar.

Here are the top updates for Bihar, Assam and Karnataka:

1) “In 16 districts of the state, 33 people have died from thunder and lightning. You have been instructed to give x-grayscia 4 lakh for the families of those who died, ”Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wrote on Twitter on Friday night. “Stay home and stay safe,” he posted, urging the state to follow the steps listed by the Disaster Management Authority.

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2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed his condolences on Twitter. “It is a deep tragedy that so many people have died in thunder and lightning strikes in many districts of Bihar. May God grant the power to bear this immense loss on the families of the dead. The local administration, which is under the supervision of the state government, is actively involved in relief and defense, ”he wrote.

3) In Assam, according to the State Disaster Management Authority, more than 3.36 lakh people were damaged in Nagaon district, followed by 1.66 lakh in Cachar district, 1.11 lakh in Hojai and 52,709 in Darng district.

4) Four people, including two children, were killed in floods in Katchar, Lakhimpur and Nagaon districts, according to news agency ANI.

5) Torrential rains and landslides have devastated Haflong, the beautiful city of Dima Hasao district of Assam. Water has stopped on the roads and traffic has been stopped. In many places water is flooded and people are unable to live.

6) On Friday, Chinook heavy-lift helicopters were deployed to assist National Disaster Response (NDRF) personnel in flood-prone areas of Haflong (due to flooding and landslides) to help evacuate people trapped in the area.

7) According to the ANI report, 80,036.90 hectares of crop land and 2,251 villages are still submerged and a total of 74,705 flood affected people are currently housed in 234 relief camps established by the district.

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8) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai on Thursday attributed the flooding in the capital city to record rainfall and rapid growth in Bangalore.

9) “The average 15-day rainfall in May has been in the city for only 4-5 hours. May has been one of the heaviest rains in the past 40-50 years. Naturally all of the lowlands are aquatic. Whenever it rains in Bangalore for the last three decades, it happens. Despite the ongoing work, finding a comprehensive solution is a difficult task due to the rapid growth of the city, ”he said.

10) Several rain-affected parts of the state have been damaged by flooding.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)


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