Flood scene worsens in Assam, four die in Odisha
Rains wreaked havoc in several parts of the country and led to worsening of the flood situation in Assam, where three more persons perished, even as lightning incidents claimed four lives in Odisha. It also rained intermittently in Uttar Pradesh, where the water level in several rivers is surging, and Himachal Pradesh.
The number of persons losing their lives in this year's flood-related incidents in Assam has gone up to 22. Nearly 4.5 lakh people in 17 districts are bearing the brunt of the deluge. There are total 35 districts in the state.
The flood-hit districts are: Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Hailakandi and Chirang.
At least four persons were killed and six others, including three children, injured in lightning incidents in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.