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Guwahati: Around four million people Assam Government officials said that heavy flooding due to monsoon rains has displaced neighboring Nepal, leaving dozens of people missing.
Officials said the Brahmaputra river, which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh, China, has damaged crops and displaced millions.
More than 2.75 million people have been displaced by three in Assam Wave’s A state government official said that since late May, floods have claimed the lives of 79 people after two more deaths.
Assam’s water resources minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters, “The flood situation is sustained by most rivers flowing above the danger mark.”
Assam is facing the dual challenge of dealing with floods and coronovirus epidemics. After the current wave of floods started a fortnight ago, 25 out of 33 districts were affected.
India is battling the novel coronavirus, which has infected around 1.1 million people and killed 26,816 people, government data showed on Sunday.
In neighboring Nepal, the government on Sunday asked residents of its southern plains to be cautious as heavy monsoon rains predicted heavy rains in the Himalayan country, where floods and landslides have affected more than 100 people since June. Has died
Police said some 110 people were killed and another 100 were injured and landslides and floods washed away homes, roads and bridges and displaced 26 of the country’s 77 districts.
Home Ministry official Murari Vasti said that the death toll is expected to rise as 48 people are still missing.
“Search and rescue teams are searching for people who are missing in various locations, but they are less likely to be found alive.”
Barun Paudel of the Meteorological Forecast Office in the capital Kathmandu said that heavy rainfall is expected over the next four days, mainly in the mountainous country.
“We have urged residents to be vigilant against possible landslides and floods,” he said.
Landslides and flash floods are common in Nepal, India’s Assam and Bihar states during the June-September annual rainy season.
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