Over 1,400 died due to floods so far: Home Ministry
Over 1,400 people, including 488 in Kerala, have lost their lives due to rains, floods, and landslides in 10 states so far in the monsoon season, the Home Ministry said today. According to the Ministry's National Emergency Response Center (NERC), 54.11 lakh in 14 districts have been severely hit by rains and floods, the worst in a century. Here's more.
Over 250 people died in floods in UP
As many as 14.52L flood-displaced people are living in relief camps across Kerala. Standing crops on over 57,024 hectares of land were damaged in the southern state. As many as 254 people have died in Uttar Pradesh, 210 in West Bengal, 170 in Karnataka, 139 in Maharashtra, 52 in Gujarat, 50 in Assam, 37 in Uttarakhand, 29 in Odisha, and 11 in Nagaland.
Around 43 people missing in the floods
Forty-three people have been missing in the floods- 15 in Kerala, 14 in UP, 5 in West Bengal, 6 in Uttarakhand, and 3 in Karnataka. Rains and floods have hit 30 districts in Odisha, 26 districts in Maharashtra, 25 in Assam, 23 each in UP and West Bengal, 14 in Kerala, 13 in Uttarakhand, 11 each in Karnataka and Nagaland, and 10 in Gujarat.
Over 11 lakh people hit by floods in Assam
In Assam, 11.47L people were affected by the floods, which have also hit crops on 27,964 hectares of land. In West Bengal, the deluges have hit 2.28L people and damaged crops on 48,552 hectares of land. In UP, 3.42L people have been impacted and crops on 50,873 hectares damaged. In Karnataka, 3.5L people have been hit and crops on 3,521 hectares of land damaged.