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709 dead in rains, floods during monsoon

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 709 people have lost their lives in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the season so far, the said today.

According to the Home Ministry's (NERC), 166 people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, 158 people have died in West Bengal, 142 have died in and 139 have died in

As many as 52 people lost their lives in Gujarat, 44 died in and eight perished in

A total of 16 people were also missing in (10), (5) and (1), while 207 others received injuries in rain-related incidents in the states.

The deluge and rains have hit 26 districts in Maharashtra, 22 in West Bengal, 23 in Assam, 14 in Kerala, 11 each in and and 10 in

In Assam, 11.45 lakh people have borne the brunt of rains and floods, which also hit crops in 27,552 hectres of land.

Altogether 15 teams of the (NDRF) are engaged in rescue and relief operations in Assam, the NERC said. A team of the NDRF comprises 45 personnel.

Eight NDRF teams were deployed in Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, seven in Gujarat, four each in and and one in Nagaland.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 21:10 IST