Floods killed five people per day for the last three years in India
- Natural calamities like floods, cyclones, and landslides took 6,585 lives in the last three years until 18 July 2019 in India.
- Until today, floods and rains have killed 127 people in Bihar alone.
- The situation is similar in Assam where monsoon floods killed 82 people and displaced 5.8 million.
Indian monsoons have turned extraordinarily erratic in the last few years.
As of today, Bihar’s floods have killed 127 people, and they have not yet ebbed. The situation is similar in Assam where heavy rains and landslides killed 82 people and displaced 5.8 million. NASA earlier shared pictures showing the rising level of Brahmaputra river which put thousands of lives at risk.
Last year in August 2018, Kerala was swept away by deadly monsoon rains, claiming 504 lives.
These estimates do not account for the death of animals and livestock. Assam government reported the death of around 204 animals, in the last 15 days alone. In the last three years, over 200,00 livestock perished in floods, said the government.
About 12% of the land in India is prone to floods.
Floods have displaced or wrecked lives of seven million people in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan in July alone, said a report by NASA. If the trend continues, in spite of heightened disaster management and rescue efforts, many Indians will continue to remain on the brink of death.