Flood fury continues in Bihar, Assam and Bengal, 91 dead

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With these deaths, 123 people have died so far in the floods in Assam.

The flood waters have cut off surface communication in many areas, including the worst-affected Dhemaji, Darrng, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Nagaon and Dibrugarh districts. The floods have affected 23 districts of the state and more than 1.83 Lakh people are seeking refuge in relief camps.

Principal Secretary, Road Construction, Amrit Lal Meena said that 124 roads, including national highways, have been damaged in the floods.

The ASDMA said 41,871 marooned persons have been evacuated in 24 districts by NDRF, SDRF, Army, CRPF, BSF, and local administration and people.

According to government sources, the Phulahar river was still flowing above the danger mark in Malda district and many villages under Harishchandrapur block-II and Ratua block were inundated. Meanwhile, flood situation at Kaziranga national park has slightly improved as water level receded.

The Indian Express also reported that the situation was also grim in Arunachal Pradesh as recurring landslides due to heavy rain disrupted traffic in the state. Numerous flood affected have taken shelter in relief camps, they said.

"Around 12 districts are reeling under the impact of flood", an official said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made his second aerial survey of flood-hit areas on Tuesday.

Flood situation in these states is worsening as rivers flowing through the regions are still out-breaking. Notably, due to floods, all the trains to the Northeast from any part of the country have been cancelled till August 20 as railway tracks were damaged in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. A total of 622 relief camps were set up with government aid, while almost 800 of such camps were set up by various NGOs, he added.

Standing crops in a vast stretch of agricultural land have been destroyed.

Eight more people were killed in floods in the eastern states of West Bengal and Meghalaya.

The chief minister took feed back about flood relief operation in West Champaran from officials at Bettiah helipad and inspected a place where food packets were being readied, an official release said.

'We couldn't do much due to the flooding.

In West Bengal, 11 NDRF teams are engaged in rescue and relief operations and today four additional teams are being airlifted from NDRF base Arrakonam to the State.

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