- Bihar: 19 people died in last 24 hours, 97 deaths
- Assam: 11 people died in last 24 hours, number of people died in 59
- Kerala: Gates of four dams in the state were opened, causing flood situation
Jul 20, 2019, 09:51 PM IST
new Delhi. Due to heavy rains and floods in Bihar, Kerala and Assam, the situation remains critical. In all the three states, 159 people died in different incidents on Saturday. About 12 million people have been affected in floods in Assam and Bihar. In Bihar alone, more than 66 lakh population is in difficult. Here, 19 teams of NDRF are engaged in relief and rescue work.
During the last 24 hours, 19 people died in Bihar, the number of people who died has increased to 97. The number of dead in Madhubani was 18 and 10 in Darbhanga. Sitamarhi is the most affected district with floods, where the number of deaths reached 27. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi visited Sitamarhi on Saturday to take stock of relief and rescue operations. Flood is affected in 12 districts of the state. An official said that the water level of the rivers has come down, but the Bagmati, old Gandak, Kamala Balan, Advara and Mahananda rivers are flowing above the danger mark in many places.
Number of dead in Assam was 59
In Assam, the number of death toll in the incidents of rains and floods rose to 59. Out of 33 state's 33 districts, the floods are submerged. More than 3700 villages are surrounded by flood waters. About 48 lakh people have been affected in the state. Indian Army is engaged in relief and rescue work in flood affected areas of the state. During the last 24 hours, 11 people died in the state.
Three killed in heavy rains in Kerala
Three people died in heavy rain and floods in Kerala, while eight were missing. Their water gates were opened when the water level increased in four dams in the state. Due to heavy rains since last four days, one person died in Kannur, Pathamthitta and Kollam districts. Five districts are Red Alert in Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur.