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Rain, flood, landslides hit normal life in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

ASSAM: FLOOD SITUATION REMAINS UNCHANGED; NEW AREAS INUNDATED

In Assam, the flood situation remains unchanged in the state and new areas have been inundated. Nearly 9 lakh people have been affected by the recent wave of floods in 21 districts.

Several rivers are in spate due to incessant rains. NDRF and SDRF teams have been pressed into service in flood affected areas for search and rescue operations.

Presently, 68 Relief Camps are operational with over seven thousand people taking shelter. Food items and drinking water are being distributed among the affected people in the state.

Meanwhile, six persons lost their lives in the current wave of flood and landslide. Train services between Lumding and Silchar have been affected due to landslide in the Dima Hasao district.

The Train service will remain cancelled till the 16th. Long distance trains from Agartala and trains from Silchar will be affected.

HEAVY RAIN, LANDSLIDES HIT NORMAL LIFE IN NORTH BENGAL

Incessant rain over the past three days has jeopardized normal life in north Bengal, creating a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas and triggering landslides in the Hills.

Conditions are likely to worsen in the region with the Met department forecasting heavy to very heavy rain till Sunday in the five districts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal – Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar and Alipurduar.

Heavy precipitation has also been predicted in north Dinajpur, south Dinajpur and Malda areas till Monday morning.

Due to landslides triggered by continuous rainfall, Sikkim and Dooars region of north Bengal have been cut off from Siliguri.

RAIN DISRUPTS NORMAL LIFE IN BIHAR

In Bihar, normal life has been badly affected in several parts of the state due to very heavy rainfall since Thursday. Western, Northern and Eastern parts of the state are receiving heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Due to continuous rainfall in catchment areas in Nepal, rivers are flowing above the danger mark at different places in Sitamarhi, Madhubani, East Champaran and Purnia districts.

Trains services between from Raksoul and Sitamarhi have been affected due to rainfall. The state’s water resources department updated that Bagmati river, which comes from Kathmandu region in Nepal, was flowing above the danger mark in Sitamarhi district while Kamala Balan river was above the red mark at Jainagar and Jhanjharpur in Madhubani district.

Bhutahi Balan river was also flowing above the danger level at Ekma in Madhubani district and Lalbakeya at Gowabari in East Champaran district.

As per data, the Ganga river was flowing around 4.5 metres below the danger mark at Digha in Patna on Friday.
 

CM NITISH KUMAR REVIEWS SITUATION

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday reviewed the situation of flood and rainfall in the state.

He directed officials of Water resource and Disaster management department keep watch on water level of rivers, discharge from barrage and condition of embankments round the clock to respond to any kind of emergency.

Met department has issued red warning for heavy rainfall in these districts for next two days.
 

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