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Floods claim 55 lives in Assam and Bihar, red alert sounded in Kerala

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By ITN News Editor August 20, 2019 12:32

Floods claim 55 lives in Assam and Bihar, red alert sounded in Kerala

Raging flood waters battered Assam and parts of Bihar with the death toll in the two states mounting to 55 Tuesday, while rain-related incidents claimed 14 lives in Uttar Pradesh.

A red alert was also sounded in Kerala for extremely heavy rains with an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin saying that over 204 mm rains are likely in 24 hours in six districts of the southern state.In the north, heavy rains continued to lash Punjab and Haryana while the national capital received light showers for a second consecutive day.

At least 33 people have been killed in flash floods in Bihar till Tuesday evening and 25.71 lakh people are affected in 16 districts of the state.According to officials, unusual torrential rainfall in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar where more than one lakh people have been moved to safer areas.In Assam, the deluge has affected 33 districts of the state and claimed 17 lives.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 20, 2019 12:32