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PHOTOS: Floods wreak havoc across several states, lakhs affected

August 07, 2020 08:11 IST
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Several states of the country are battling grim flood situations that have affected lakhs of people and have also resulted in loss of life and property.

 

IMAGE: An aerial view of the flood-affected Darbhanga district of Bihar on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI Photo

While flood waters are receding in Assam, over 1.43 lakh people are still reeling under the deluge across 15 districts of the state.

IMAGE: A parking area is flooded due to overflowing Tunga river following incessant rainfall, at Sringeri near Chikmagalur, on Thursday. Photograph: PTI Photo

At present, 270 villages are under water and 21,476.19 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam. The total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood and landslides stood at 136.

IMAGE: Villagers wade through a flooded area following incessant rain, in Saharsa district, Bihar. Photograph: PTI Photo

In Bihar, the flood situation has deteriorated as waters from overflowing rivers originating in Nepal inundated fresh areas and the number of affected people rose to 66.60 lakh across 16 districts.

IMAGE: Villagers make a temporary crossing with bamboo above a river after the bridge over it washed away in floodwater following incessant rain, at Jartaluk in Baksa district, in Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made an aerial survey of the affected areas of north Bihar and visited a village in Darbhanga district, which has been hit by the calamity.

IMAGE: Villagers walk on a road damaged due to floodwater, at Goalbil in Baksa district, in Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

According to the disaster management departments bulletin, the death toll in flood related incidents remained at 19 as no fresh casualty was reported.

IMAGE: Villagers from flood-affected areas stage a protest demanding compensation, in Gopalganj district, Bihar. Photograph: PTI Photo

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh continue to flow above the danger mark at some places of the state where 536 villages in 16 districts have been hit by floods.

IMAGE: Doctors distribute medicines among flood-affected villagers, in Gopalganj district, Bihar. Photograph: PTI Photo

The Sharda river in Lakhimpur Kheri's Palia Kalan, the Saryu river at Barabanki's Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Ballia's Turtipar, and the Rapti at Gorakhpur's Bird Ghat were flowing above the red mark.

IMAGE: A partially submerged government building is seen in a flooded area in Bhagalpur district in Bihar. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Five people -- three children and two women -- drowned when the boat in which they were crossing the overflowing Saryu (Ghaghra) river in Mau district capsised.

IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes an aerial survey of the flood-affected Darbhanga district. Photograph: PTI Photo

In Kerala, water from Muthirapuzha river in Munnar entered low lying areas, following heavy rainfall in the area.

Three fishermen, who ventured into a river near Kochi, were reported missing after their country boats capsised in the early hours of Wednesday.

Battered by torrential rains, several parts of Karnataka are facing a flood-like situation for the third consecutive year, putting lives and property at risk.

IMAGE: A woman with two children rows a small boat in a flooded field in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Several districts of the state's coastal, Malnad and north interior regions are receiving heavy rains and the showers are expected to continue, while there are reports of landslides in hilly areas of Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru districts.

With flood-like situation in several parts of the state, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection at a private hospital in Bengaluru, has ordered immediate release of Rs 50 crore for emergency relief.

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