Flood situation in Bihar and Assam worsened after heavy rainfall and the death toll in both states increased to 55 on Tuesday.
Villagers in Bihar’s several districts were evacuated to safer places as the situation in the state worsened and the water level in the Mahananda River flowing through Azamnagar area in Katihar has increased.
Currently, Bihar is witnessing floods as the water levels of several rivers have been rising following heavy rainfall in the past few days.
Other than rainfall, the rising water levels are being attributed to water discharge from Birpur barrage in Nepal.
Floods have destroyed many districts of the state like Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, Sheohar, Araria, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sapaul and Kishanhanj.
More than 25 Lakh people are affected due to floods in the state.
Flood situation in Assam is worse, that has displaced around 43 Lakh people in the last 10days.
The waters rose Tuesday overnight in the Brahmaputra River, which flows down from the Himalayas into Bangladesh.
Kaziranga National Park, home to the rare one-horned rhino, stands mostly underwater after more than a week.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has somehow predicted reduction in rainfall activity over the next three days.
While in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, 14 lives were claimed by rain-related incidents.
The weather department in its bulletin sounded a red alert in Kerala.
It has predicted heavy rains; 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.
“Fairly Widespread to Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are also likely over Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh and West Uttar Pradesh during next 48 hours” the IMD bulletin reads.