Floods continue to wreak havoc in Bihar and Assam; hundreds killed, over one crore affected [Photos]

Lakhs of people were marooned in several inundated regions of Bihar and Assam even as heavy rains in other parts of the country flooded streets, choked traffic and hit normal life.

FP Staff August 19, 2017 13:52:47 IST
Lakhs of people were marooned in several inundated regions of Bihar and Assam, even as heavy rains in other parts of the country flooded streets, choked traffic and hit normal life. Reuters
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Lakhs of people were marooned in several inundated regions of Bihar and Assam, even as heavy rains in other parts of the country flooded streets, choked traffic and hit normal life. Reuters
In Assam, around 31 lakh people across 24 districts are bearing the brunt of floods. The dead toll has jumped to 133. AP
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In Assam, around 31 lakh people across 24 districts are bearing the brunt of floods. The dead toll has jumped to 133. AP
Authorities are running 602 relief camps and distribution centres. The NDRF, SDRF and district administration personnel have rescued nearly 3,500 people to safer places in many districts. Reuters
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Authorities are running 602 relief camps and distribution centres. The NDRF, SDRF and district administration personnel have rescued nearly 3,500 people to safer places in many districts. Reuters
The flood has also cut off Dhemaji district in the eastern part of the state completely from the rest of the world. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the flood situation. Reuters
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The flood has also cut off Dhemaji district in the eastern part of the state completely from the rest of the world. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the flood situation. Reuters
In Bihar, heavy rains and floods continue to add to the miseries of the people, claiming 153 lives and affecting over one crore people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 17 districts. PTI
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In Bihar, heavy rains and floods continue to add to the miseries of the people, claiming 153 lives and affecting over one crore people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 17 districts. PTI
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the flood situation on Friday and gave necessary instruction to officials. According to IMD, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnia are likely to witness rain or thundershowers on Saturday. PTI
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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the flood situation on Friday and gave necessary instruction to officials. According to IMD, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnia are likely to witness rain or thundershowers on Saturday. PTI