Flood situation improves in Upper Assam, worsens in Bihar

The flood situation remains critical in Lower Assam districts, however, it has slightly improved at a few places in Upper Assam. Chief Executive Officer of State Disaster Management Authority said water has started to recede across the state.

Rescue and relief measures are on by various agencies.

Flood water has affected 53 lakh people in 30 districts. Over one lakh displaced people are taking shelter at government-run relief camps.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is making an aerial survey of the flood-affected Barak valley. He is to hold a review meeting with different administrations.

In Bihar, flood situation has worsened after some new areas inundated in Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Katihar, Purnea and Muzaffarpur districts. Due to enormous pressure and overtopping of floodwater, the embankment has been broken in Benipatti subdivision in Madhubani and Muzaffarpur. More from our correspondent-

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday took stock of the situation in East and West Champaran. Over 26 lakh people have been due to floods in the state.

The Hindu

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