Floods swept Bihar and Assam, displacing many people.The flood situation in Bihar and Assam remained gloomy.
The floods in Bihar and Assam have left a lot of people in the paroxysm of despair. The rivers in the two states have washed down villages and towns.In Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said 25 people have so far been killed in flash floods that have affected 25.71 lakh people in the state.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is rescuing people stranded in flood hit regions and taking them to safer places in Baksa and Golaghat in Assam and Madhubani in Bihar.
The flood waters in Assam and Bihar are receding, but the devastation still continues.
In Bihar so far the most deaths have been recorded in Sitamarhi, Araria and Madhubani. The districts of Sheohar, Purnia, Darbhanga, Kishanganj and Supaul collectively accounted for 27 fatalities. The overall number of people affected by the floods is increasing.
Five rivers, including the Bagmati, Kamla Balan, Lalbakeya, Khiroi and Mahananda were flowing above the danger level at 12 places.
Many relief efforts by the army, NDRF and SDRF have intensified, and over 14,000 people were evacuated by relief forces on Wednesday. Around 1.5 lakh people are in relief camps run by the government currently.The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are still flowing above the danger levels in multiple places, including in Assam’s capital, Guwahati.
The flood waters are receding in the Kaziranga National Park. Around 51 animals, including 5 one-horned rhinoceros, have succumbed to various floods. Approx estimated 1.64 lakh hectares of crop land in the state have also been inundated.
Few people were injured by a landslide in Itanagar that was triggered by heavy rains on Wednesday morning. Deaths have also been reported in Mizoram since the flooding began.
In order to escape the flooded Kaziranga, animals are trying to cross the busy highway and reach the nearby Karbi hills. But some of them lost their lives in traffic accidents while crossing the highway.
Rescue teams are using boats to traverse the park to save stranded animals.According to AFP, Pradut Goswami, forest ranger said “It had been a long time since this type of flood has affected Kaziranga National Park,”