In the wake of continuous downpour in various parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, over 151 cases of death have been reported on Monday due to rain-related incidents in the country.
Reeling from floods and resultant water-logging since past one week, the highest death toll has been reported in U.P. with 111 individuals losing their lives. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), several parts of the state are expected to witness thunderstorms and lightning accompanied by rain during the next few hours today.
Meanwhile, Bihar has lost 40 people in the incessant showers over the past few days. A delayed Monsoon retrieval has been predicted by the weather forecast agency. Patna city with several areas still waterlogged is likely to receive more rains in coming days, the weather department added.
The agency also predicted that is solated places in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Lakshadweep, Maldive-Comorin area, and Meghalaya are likely to receive heavy rainfall on October 1.
The downpour recorded in 2019 has been classified as the highest rainfall since 1994 Monsoon in India, says report.
With day-to-day life was thrown out of gear due to flood-like situation after continuous showers, the state government has deployed dewatering machines in various parts of the Patna city to bring situation under control.
Also, the NDRF has deployed over 19 rescue assistance teams in 14 districts of Bihar. Five teams are operational at Patna, two at Bhagalpur and one each deployed in other affected regions.
Over 4,000 people, including women and children, have been rescued from the flood-affected areas of Patna on September 30 by the team.