Floods in Bihar, UP, Assam: 88 die in dengue-related deaths

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Floods continued to wreak havoc in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam which reported 88 more deluge-related deaths on Sunday, while West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief in the absence of major rainfall.

The death toll in Bihar floods rose from 202 to 253. About 1.26 crore people are grappling with the flooding in 18 districts of the State.

Araria accounted for 57 deaths, Sitamarhi 31, West Champaran 29, Katihar 23, East Champaran 19, a Disaster Management department release said.

 Relief camps

A total of 4.21 lakh people have been shifted to 1,358 relief camps in different parts of the State, it said.

Meanwhile, four more persons lost their lives in Assam and nearly 19 lakh people were suffering in 15 districts of the State.

At present, 18.65 lakh people are affected in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Majuli districts.

The third wave of floods has claimed 67 lives so far in Assam. The total number of deaths in this year’s flood- related incidents has gone up to 151.

 Hit hardest

In Morigaon, which has been hit hardest, 5.21 lakh people have been marooned. About 4.67 lakh people are affected in Barpeta.

About 1,493 villages are under water and 1.15 lakh hectares of crop area is inundated.

 33 more die

Officials said 33 more deluge-related deaths had been reported in Uttar Pradesh over the last two days.

Raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal have caused havoc in vast swathes of human habitation in the region.

Army choppers, NDRF and PAC (flood) jawans continued relief and rescue operations.

The situation has improved a lot in six flood-hit districts of north West Bengal as there has been no major rainfall over the past three days. PTI

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