Floods, lightning kill around 90 people in India
Floods and lightning triggered by the ongoing Monsoon rains in different states across India have killed around 90 people and displaced millions in the last two days, according to various local media outlets.
The North Eastern states of Assam reported 29 deaths while 26 others were killed in the northern state of Bihar in the last two days due to the flooding and landslides caused by incessant rains.
In the Eastern state of Odisha, at least 30 people were killed and 40 others were injured in lightning which shook different parts of the state. In the North Eastern state of Meghalaya, another three people were killed and two others are reported missing in the floods which inundated a number of districts as water level at both the Brahmaputra and Jinjiram rivers have reportedly reached danger level.
After a visit to the flood hit areas in Assam on Saturday, Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh said around three million people are affected in 28 districts of Assam as Darrang, Goalpara and Bongaigaon districts are considered most affected in the state. In Bihar, its capital Patna, districts of Supaul, Purnia, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran and Kishanganj are considered most affected.
Bhadrak district is worst hit in Odisha as it reported eight deaths due to lightening followed by Bhadrak, Balasore Khurda and Mayurbhanj, according to local police.