In pics: Over 180 dead, 10mn affected as floods wreak havoc in 5 states

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2015 15:47 IST

More than 180 people have lost their lives and nearly 10 million affected by floods in West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Manipur and Odisha.

West Bengal

The toll is the highest in West Bengal, where 70 people have died so far in flood-related incidents, including lightning strikes, wall collapses, electrocution and drowning.

A total of 2,213 relief camps have been set up for about five million people and 234 boats deployed for rescue and relief operations in West Bengal.

A vendor adjusts a wooden stool at her flooded roadside stall selling vermilion after heavy monsoon rains in the eastern India caused the rise in water levels of river Ganga and its tributaries in Kolkata, India. (Reuters Photo)

Boys play on a floating tub in a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in the eastern India caused the rise in water levels of river Ganga and its tributaries in Kolkata. (Reuters Photo)

A monk takes picture at waterlogged Belur Math in Howrah district of West Bengal on Monday. (PTI Photo)


In Gujarat, 71 people died due to floods in 14 districts where 4 million people were affected. More than a million food packets have been airdropped or distributed to flood victims.

Army jawans help people affected by floods following incessant rainfall in Shervo village, Bhuj in Gujarat on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Indian villagers assisted by rescue workers from the 6 and 8 BN of NDRF unload packets of dry food and water pouches from an inflatible boat for distribution at Pedashpura village in Radhanpur Taluka, Patan district of Gujarat. (AFP Photo)


In Rajasthan, 38 deaths were reported during the past few days following very heavy rainfall and floods in many parts of the state. Most districts of the state experienced excessive rainfall.

The situation is “grim” in the districts of Jalore, Jhalawar, Baran, Sirohi, Barmer and Dungarpur.

More than 630 people have been rescued in Rajasthan and relief materials have been distributed to the affected people.

The RAC team rescue villagers from Sanchor in Jalore, Rajasthan, India on Friday. (HT Photo)

Railway lines washed away by floodwaters following incessant rainfall in Dhanera in Sirohi district of Rajasthan on Saturday. (PTI Photo)


In Manipur, 23 people died and thousands rendered homeless by the floods have taken shelter in safe places and relief camps. Twenty people were swept away by a landslide in Chandel district.

Several villages in Manipur were inundated on Tuesday by fresh downpours and the national highway linking state capital Imphal and the border town of Moreh was cut off by landslides.

Thoubal, Chandel, Bishnupur and Imphal West districts were under flood water as the situation in the region remained unchanged, sources in the state irrigation and flood control department said.

People wade through floodwaters following incessant rainfall in Thoubal District of Manipur on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

People try to retrieve a vehicle washed away by swirling flood waters following incessant rainfall in Thoubal district of Manipur on Saturday. (PTI Photo)


The floods in northern Odisha eased as waters receded from villages. "Water from all villages which were marooned due to recent floods has been cleared, as reported by the district collectors," said Special Relief Commissioner GVV Sarma.

Waters of the Subarnarekha, Baitarani and Budhabalang rivers had affected five districts in north Odisha. Sarma said the recent floods affected about 479,000 people in 97 villages in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore district and five people died.

A total of 1574 people were evacuated by rescue and relief teams. Seven relief camps were set up and 132 boats pressed into service for rescue operations.

Villagers trying to repair a breach at the bank of flooded Baitarani River in Jajpur on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

(With inputs from PTI)

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