The floods in Assam and Bihar have claimed more than 53 lives so far. The two states have been witnessing heavy rainfall from the last several days. As many as 52 Lakh people have been affected and 1.5 lakh have been moved to relief centres. In Bihar, 25.71 lakh people are affected in 16 districts of the state. 33 people have been killed in flash floods in the state so far. In Assam, around 20 people killed in the floods.

After NDRF, the Indian Army and other departments have been called in to assist in rescue operations in Assam. A red alert has been sounded in Bihar as the state is witnessing heavy rainfall.

reports said torrential rainfall in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar where more than one lakh people have been moved to safer areas and more than 25 lakh have been affected.

As many as 15 teams of NDRF, comprising of 380 officers have been deployed in Assam to rescue the flood-affected people. Most of the people have been shifted to safer places. The Centre government has released a relief of Rs 251.5 crore as the first instalment of the State Disaster Response Fund to Assam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also spoken to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The CM has briefed PM Narendra Modi over the flood situation.

Reports said the floods have also claimed 14 lives in Uttar Pradesh and a red alert was also sounded in Kerala as IMD has said the ranis are likely to hit the state in next 24 hours too.

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