The monsoon in India has so far claimed as many as 465 people and this is being mostly blamed on the floods and rains in five states.
The data issued from Union Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) suggests that 138 people have died in Maharashtra with another 125 in Kerala, 116 in West Bengal, 52 in Gujarat and 34 in Assam due to the floods and rains.
What is all the more of concern is that in Assam alone, 10.17 lakh people had to bear the brunt of rains and floods.
Twelve teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were engaged in rescue and relief operations in Assam, the NERC said.
In Gujarat, 15,912 people were evacuated to safer locations after they were hit by floods and rains. 11 NDRF teams were positioned in the state.
In Kerala, the flood impacted 1.43 lakh people. The state registered 125 deaths due to heavy rains, while nine people are missing.>