Floods Claim 361 Lives in Bihar; Situation in Uttar Pradesh, Assam Grim

Floods Claim 361 Lives in Bihar; Situation in Uttar Pradesh, Assam Grim

In West Bengal, however, the situation is slowly returning to normalcy, PTI reported.

In Bihar, a total of 1.38 crore people are battling the deluge in 18 districts of the state and around 7.34 lakh people have been shifted to safer areas.

Giving information about the Prime Minister's Bihar visit, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said the PM would undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas on Saturday.

"The floods have caused losses totaling nearly Rs 14,000 crore in 11 districts of the state". CM Nitish Kumar, meanwhile, could not undertake an aerial survey on Tuesday as his chopper developed a snag.

In Patna, Modi will meet with senior state officials to review rescue and relief work being carried out in North Bihar.

A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 19 districts have been affected by the floods.

Gaya recorded the highest maximum temperature of 35.2 degrees Celsius, followed by 35 degrees Celsius at Bhagalpur, 34.8 degrees Celsius in Patna and 33 degrees Celsius in Purnea.

The toll in the floods in Bihar has crossed 300, with 51 more rain-related deaths reported on Monday, according to PTI.

As per reports, almost 7.34 lakh people have been moved to safer areas in the state. "The Chief Minister has asked the officials concerned to beef up relief and rescue operations", said Principal Secretary, Disaster Management Department, Pratyay Amrit.

The flood situation in Assam improved further on Tuesday with water receding from human habitations and fields.

The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming, with reports of 10 more deaths, taking the toll to 82, in the current wave of floods in the state. Embankments, roads and bridges in Dhemaji and Dhubri districts are the worst affected. "I have thanked the Prime Minister for his assistance and also requested him to visit flood-affected areas", he told ANI.