New Delhi, July 16: Flood situation seems to worsen in Assam as the death toll in the state has risen to 60 after seven more died on Saturday out of which two were reported from Sivasagar. One death each was reported from Morigaon, Bongaigaon, South Salmara, Sonitpur and Jorhat districts. According to reports, twenty-four districts remained affected by the floods. Apart from this, over 70 animals have drowned in the floods as maximum part of the Kaziranga National Park remains submerged. Meanwhile, the water level of the Brahmaputra and its major tributaries has receded at several places.
On Saturday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that 11,93,458 people have been suffering in 1,795 villages in the 24 districts. The authority also stated that the affected districts include Dhemaji, Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Soputh Salmara, Golapara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat Majuli, Sivsagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Cachar.
Meanwhile, in Gujarat, seven persons have lost their as heavy rains pound Gujarat since Friday night. According to reports, 2,000 people are said to be displaced due to the flood-like situation in several parts of the state. Noteworthy, the Army , Air Force and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called-in for evacuation.
According to news agency ANI, massive water-logging has been reported in Kheda of Gujarat after the area was lashed by heavy rains. On the other hand, in Surendranagar, water has reportedly entered the residential area and the threat of flood looms large in the region. Earlier on Saturday, an MI-17V5 helicopter of Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted four persons who were reportedly stuck amidst the raging flood waters in Gamtal near Dhrangadhara.
In Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday, a cloudburst was reported in Gundana area of Doda district which resulted in landslide. However, no loss of property or casualty has been reported from the region.
What Skymet Weather Says?
The Skymet Weather, on its official website has claimed that Kutch in Gujarat and extreme South Rajasthan will witness heavy to extremely heavy rain on Sunday. It also added that heavy rain is also likely over Konkan region including Mumbai.
Adding further, the report stated that rain may enhance over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telanagana and light to moderate rain is expected over Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Vidarbha and extreme parts of North Madhya Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the report claimed that scattered rain and thundershower may occur over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal whereas, subdued rainfall activities may be seen over parts of Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam.