After Kerala flood, Uttar Pradesh recorders highest number of dead at 254

After Kerala flood, Uttar Pradesh recorders highest number of dead at 254

This year monsoon in India so far took over 1400 lives, in which Kerala records 488 people, who have lost their livelihood and lives due to excessive floods, rains and in 10 states, on Monday reports the Home Ministry of India.

As per the ministry’s NERC (National Emergency Response Centre), 488 people in Kerala have died and in 14 districts, 54.11 lakh people have been hit by heavy rainfall and floods, which is worst in a century.

Over 14.52 lakh flood-affected people are staying in relief camps across the flood-hit areas. Standing crops have damaged in the all most every Southern States over 57,024 hectares of land.

It was reported that more than 11 people have died in Nagaland, 29 in Odisha, 37 in Uttarakhand, 50 in Assam, 52 in Gujrat, 139 in Maharashtra, 170 in Karnataka, 210 in West Bengal and 254 in Uttar Pradesh.

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In total 43 people have been missing since the flood hit the region, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 15 in Kerala, 5 in West Bengal, 3 in Karnataka and 6 in Uttarakhand. In over 10 states, over 386 people have been severely injured in rain-related incidents.

Heavy rains and devastating flood have already hit 10 districts in Gujrat, 11 in each Nagaland and Karnataka, 13 in Uttarakhand, 14 in Kerala, 23 each in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, 26 in Maharashtra and 30 in Odisha as well.

More than 11.47 people in Assam have suffered the brunt of rainfall and floods, which have also destroyed crops on a land of 27,964 hectares. In West Bengal, the uncontrollable flood has created trouble for 2.28 lakh people and crops damaged on the land of 48552 hectares.

In Karnataka, 3.5 lakh people have suffered the flood-hit and crops damaged on 3,521 hectares of land. In Uttar Pradesh, 3.42 lakh populations have been impacted and damaged crops of 50,873 hectares on land as well.

by Chandrani Sarkar on September 4, 2018

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