Photos: Flood situation in Bihar worsens, 103 lives lost in Assam

Updated On Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

The flood situation in Bihar has taken a turn for the worse with 2.4 million people now affected by floods triggered by heavy rainfall. The Patna Meteorological Centre has warned of more rain till August 1, especially in northern parts of the state which are closer to the foothills of Himalayas. The situation in Assam on the other hand remains grim where 22 of the state’s 33 districts are tackling floods. A total of 103 people have been killed due to flood related incidents in Assam this year.

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A man pulls a makeshift raft through floodwaters, with a family member and livestock on it in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar on July 26. The flood situation in the states of Assam and Bihar remains severe as rivers continue to remain in spate. Floodwaters have entered new areas across the two states, bulletins from their state disaster management authorities said on July 27. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

A man pulls a makeshift raft through floodwaters, with a family member and livestock on it in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar on July 26. The flood situation in the states of Assam and Bihar remains severe as rivers continue to remain in spate. Floodwaters have entered new areas across the two states, bulletins from their state disaster management authorities said on July 27. (PTI)

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A bus depot is submerged due to incessant rain in Darbhangam, which is Bihar’s worst-hit district on July 26. The floods are now affecting an additional one million people, Bihar’s state disaster management department said on July 27. The department in its bulletin said that a total of 2.4 million people have been hit across 11 of 38 districts in Bihar. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

A bus depot is submerged due to incessant rain in Darbhangam, which is Bihar’s worst-hit district on July 26. The floods are now affecting an additional one million people, Bihar’s state disaster management department said on July 27. The department in its bulletin said that a total of 2.4 million people have been hit across 11 of 38 districts in Bihar. (PTI)

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NDRF personnel rescue villagers from flood-affected areas, in Assam’s Barpeta on July 26. Meanwhile in Assam, the death toll has rose to 103 after another person died from drowning on July 27. In its bulletin, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the flood has hit over two million people in 22 of the state’s 33 districts. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

NDRF personnel rescue villagers from flood-affected areas, in Assam’s Barpeta on July 26. Meanwhile in Assam, the death toll has rose to 103 after another person died from drowning on July 27. In its bulletin, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the flood has hit over two million people in 22 of the state’s 33 districts. (ANI)

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A rhino with its calf after entering a residential area in search of food with most of the forest area submerged due to floods in Morigaon, Assam on July 27. The flood situation at the Kaziranga National Park has improved slightly, with 80% of its area now being inundated as compared to 90% till last week, HT reported citing park authorities. Over 130 animals, including 14 rhinos, have died in the floods. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

A rhino with its calf after entering a residential area in search of food with most of the forest area submerged due to floods in Morigaon, Assam on July 27. The flood situation at the Kaziranga National Park has improved slightly, with 80% of its area now being inundated as compared to 90% till last week, HT reported citing park authorities. Over 130 animals, including 14 rhinos, have died in the floods. (ANI)

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An aerial view of the flood-affected areas in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar on July 26. Seven minor rivers and tributaries are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts of Bihar with embankments under pressure in these areas. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

An aerial view of the flood-affected areas in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar on July 26. Seven minor rivers and tributaries are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts of Bihar with embankments under pressure in these areas. (ANI)

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Villagers stand next to part of a school that collapsed due to floodwater at Bhurbandha village in Assam’s Nagaon district on July 25. Union minister for development of north eastern region Jitendra Singh spoke to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on July 26 and assured him help from the Centre and the North Eastern Council to restore and repair the infrastructure damaged in floods. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

Villagers stand next to part of a school that collapsed due to floodwater at Bhurbandha village in Assam’s Nagaon district on July 25. Union minister for development of north eastern region Jitendra Singh spoke to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on July 26 and assured him help from the Centre and the North Eastern Council to restore and repair the infrastructure damaged in floods. (ANI)

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Houses are submerged following heavy rain in Bihar’s Gopalganj district on July 27. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on July 27 said that engineers of Water Resources Department in the state should be alert in the regions where embankments are under pressure from floodwaters. The CM said embankments should be subjected to round-the-clock monitoring to keep the flood situation in check. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

Houses are submerged following heavy rain in Bihar’s Gopalganj district on July 27. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on July 27 said that engineers of Water Resources Department in the state should be alert in the regions where embankments are under pressure from floodwaters. The CM said embankments should be subjected to round-the-clock monitoring to keep the flood situation in check. (PTI)

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A farmer rows a boat as he herds buffaloes through a flooded paddy field in Dibrugarh district on July 27. The ASDMA said on July 25 that over 45,000 people, a majority of them from the worst-hit Goalpara district, have been displaced and are taking shelter in relief camps across 17 districts. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

A farmer rows a boat as he herds buffaloes through a flooded paddy field in Dibrugarh district on July 27. The ASDMA said on July 25 that over 45,000 people, a majority of them from the worst-hit Goalpara district, have been displaced and are taking shelter in relief camps across 17 districts. (PTI)

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An Air Force personnel and a volunteer drop relief materials from a helicopter in Darbhanga district on July 26. Air-drops of food packets by the IAF have been paused in Gopalganj, Darbhanga and East Champaran districts due to the worsening situation and weather. The operation had started in these places on July 25. 17 NDRF teams are meanwhile involved in Bihar on the ground. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

An Air Force personnel and a volunteer drop relief materials from a helicopter in Darbhanga district on July 26. Air-drops of food packets by the IAF have been paused in Gopalganj, Darbhanga and East Champaran districts due to the worsening situation and weather. The operation had started in these places on July 25. 17 NDRF teams are meanwhile involved in Bihar on the ground. (PTI)

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