Monsoon Update: Sky crisis over Northeast states; death toll rises

Delhi: Heavy rains have started in many states. Many villages have been flooded due to excessive rains in the northeastern states. At least 131 people have been killed in the landslide. Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have been badly affected by the cyclone. Meanwhile, the central government has promised full help to all the states. […]
 


Monsoon Update: Sky crisis over Northeast states;  death toll rises

Delhi: Heavy rains have started in many states. Many villages have been flooded due to excessive rains in the northeastern states. At least 131 people have been killed in the landslide. Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have been badly affected by the cyclone. Meanwhile, the central government has promised full help to all the states.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 11 people died in the state on Monday, out of which eight were in 32 flood-affected districts. In the other five districts, people with two children are missing. A central team will be sent to the flood-affected areas of Assam and Meghalaya to assess the damage. Union Minister Amit Shah said that the Center stands firmly with the people of the region.

 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Meghalaya received 172 percent more rainfall than normal on June 16. Assam received 100 per cent excess rainfall and Arunachal Pradesh 28 per cent above average. After the death of 11 more people, the death toll has gone up to 82.