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174 Dead, More Than 1 Crore Affected In Bihar, Assam Floods

174 Dead, More Than 1 Crore Affected In Bihar, Assam Floods

The floods in Bihar and Assam have claimed 174 lives and has displaced 1.07 crore people. More than 100 deaths have been reported from Bihar.

Till Tuesday, the floods in Bihar and Assam have claimed 174 lives, and has disrupted the lives of about 1.07 crore people.

In Muzaffarpur, with two more death, the Death toll in Bihar has reached up to 104. In Assam, the death toll has reached up to 68 as two more people died in Morigaon and Golaghat districts.

The calamity has hit 76.85 lakh people in about 12 districts in Bihar. In Assam, approximately 30.55 lakh people have been affected.

In Assam, the floods have also claimed lives of nearly 187 animals, which include 16 rhinos from the Kaziranga National Park of Assam. However, in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary no animal has died.

In 757 relief camps, relief distribution centres, about 96,890 displaced persons have been given shelter. A total of about 2,283 villages and 1.14 lakh hectare agricultural field are as yet immersed in the flood-hit areas.

According to ASDMA, in districts like Neamatighat in and Dhubri, Jia Bharali at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur and Kopili at Dharamtul in Nagaon, the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger level.

The number of flood-affected people in Bihar has risen to 76.85 lakh, but as the water is receding the number of community kitchens has gone down.

In 12 flood-affected districts Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Araria, Sheohar, Darbhanga, Purnea, Kishanganj, Supaul, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa and Katihar, the water level is receding.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Bihar State Disaster Response Fund personnel equipped with 125 boats are involved in the relief and rescue operations.

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