Bihar Floods: Army Column, Engineer Task Force appointed for rescue operations

The number of flood-affected people who are being served at these kitchens have also increased from yesterday's 3.72 lakh to 4.92 lakh, it said.

In the neighbouring State of Uttar Pradesh, 69 the dead were identified, and two million people are affected by the floods.

The figure of flood casualties mounted to 98 in Bihar, with 26 more people losing their lives. During the meeting, the CM gave orders for intensive airdropping of food packets in Kursakanta, Palasi, Sikti and Jokihaat in Araria and the Sugauli area in East Champaran, an official statement said.

At least 115 people have died in Bangladesh neighbor's home, where almost six million people are affected by the floods, according to Shamim Naznin, head of the crisis centre of the department of disaster management. Around 31 lakh people across 24 districts are bearing the brunt of the flooding.

Mahajan said that "boat ambulances" are also being operated by the administration. The floods had so far affected 22,11,265 people.

The situation has improved a lot in six flood-hit districts of north West Bengal as there has been no major rainfall over the past three days.

Almost 1,500 people have been moved to safer places in various districts.

NDRF personnel after the search-and-rescue operation in Sitamarhi
NDRF personnel after the search-and-rescue operation in Sitamarhi

Gujarat: The flood in the state killed at least 218 people this year. The deluge has badly damaged railways and roads.

The Rohini, Gandak and Rapti rivers were flowing above the danger mark and could breach their banks, adding to the sense of urgency in evacuating people from low-lying villages, said government official Avnish Awasthi.

Carcass of a tiger found near Kaziranga National Park by Forest officials.

A total of 1,152 personnel from 28 National Disaster Response Force teams are performing their work of providing services with the help of 118 boats. The forces ended up rescuing over 11,400 people from flood-affected regions. Where flood waters have receded, they are being supplied through panchayats.

According to an official release, the floods have claimed 153 lives.

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  • Jon Douglas