Flood Fury Batters North and East India Leaving Thousands Homeless
Normal life has been disrupted and property worth crores has been damaged due to the heavy rain and floods.
Eight people who were stranded in Chandigarh’s Yamunanagar district due to flooding have been airlifted. The water reached dangerous levels, making it impossible to rescue them with boats.
The flood situation gripping Assam has worsened as 2 more people have died and nearly 16 lakh people in 19 districts have been affected. Animals from Kaziranga have been fleeing to escape the rising water level, with 4 deer killed trying to cross highways to reach safer lands.
Flash floods and heavy rains in Kashmir have led to houses collapsing and the deaths of 3 people. The Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed in Ramban district due to landslides. A flood alert has also been sounded at Tawi river.
Heavy rain in Shimla led to two women dying as a house collapsed, taking the death toll to 20. Relief of Rs 20,000 has been provided to the kin of the deceased. Property worth Rs 160 crore has been destroyed so far.
(With inputs from PTI)
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