Bihar and Assam floods have killed 166 so far — and it is expected to get worse in the next two days

  • Heavy flooding in Bihar and Assam have taken 166 lives till and affected over 111 million people.
  • The death toll in Assam rose to 64 and 102 in Bihar as of 21 July 2019.
  • The weather department has warned of heavy rainfall in the coming two days that may add more misery to the situation.
Death toll in flood-affected Bihar and Assam rose to 166 on Sunday.

Uncertain weather conditions and heavy flooding in Bihar and Assam have taken 166 lives till and affected over 111 million people. As many as 7.2 million people are affected in Bihar along. Whereas 3.8 million people were affected in Assam.

The weather department has warned of heavy rainfall in the coming two days that may add more misery to the situation. The death toll in Assam rose to 64 and 102 in Bihar as of 21 July 2019.

According to water resource department, Half a dozen districts of flood-hit north Bihar are likely to receive 90 mm to 135 mm of rainfall in the next 24 hours.

"It will certainly increase the water level in rivers and flood situation will worsen,'' a weather official told IANS.

Heavy rains are expected to affect parts of Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Purnea, Araria, Katihar and Kisganganj districts.

The situation is much similar is the northeastern state of Assam. The flood water continued to affect 2,669 villages, 1.35 lakh hectare of crop lands and over a million wildlife, according to an Assam government bulletin. So far, 141 animals were reported dead at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

The disaster management department is working aggressively on a rescue operation in both the states.

The National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force have deployed 20 troops in flood affected areas of Bihar.

More than one hundred thousand people have been displaced, with over 114,000 taking shelter in 133 relief camps of which 127 have been set up in Sitamarhi, one of the worst flood-hit districts in the state.

In Assam, over 1,15,389 people are still in 829 relief camps.

Hundreds of villages have been inundated, forcing people to leave their homes and seek shelter at safer places.
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