Assam still reels under floods

Assam still reels under floods

Monsoon havoc: Deluge claims over 50 lives in three states

Assam still reels under floods

Rain-related incidents have claimed over 50 lives in three flood-hit states since the onset of monsoon with the deluge situation worsening in Assam on Friday.

On a day IMD predicted “good rainfall” for north and east India for the next one week and “subdued” over central and western parts, the national capital witnessed overcast conditions with 24.7 mm of precipitation.

At least 34 people have lost their lives and several houses damaged so far in rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh during this year’s monsoon.

Jabalpur has seen seven rain-related deaths, followed by six in Panna and five in Bhopal. Besides, three persons died in Vidisha, two in Sagar and one each in Raisen, Rewa, Mandla, Tikamgarh, Seoni, Damoh, Shajapur, Sehore, Agar, Chhindwara and Ashoknagar, a state government spokesperson said.

In Assam, with two flood-related deaths, the situation worsened as the number of affected people went up to nearly 1.75 lakh in six districts. Around 244 villages across Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Biswanath districts are reeling under floods.

The number was 1.21 lakh people in 163 villages in the six districts till Thursday.With heavy rain predicted at one or two places in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Dehradun, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainital and Champawat districts, a state government advisory has asked district magistrates to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.

In Uttar Pradesh, heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places including Hamirpur (15 cm), Dudhi (12 cm) and Baberu (9 cm).

Light to moderate rain occurred in parts of Rajasthan where Shahpura in Jaipur and Baswa in Dausa recorded 5 cm rainfall each followed by Pilani (Jhunjhunu), Pahari (Bharatpur), Rajakhera (Dholpur) at 4 cm till Friday morning.

Rain lashed many places in Haryana and Punjab where Chandigarh received 0.2 mm of rainfall.

Ambala received 2.7 mm of rain whereas Punjab’s Ludhiana and Patiala were lashed by 16 mm and 22 mm precipitation, respectively.

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