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774 dead in monsoon rains, floods in 7 states

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 774 people have died 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), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 people in and 139 in due to the floods and rains.

As many as 52 people lost their lives in Gujarat, 45 in and eight in

A total of 27 people were also missing in (22) and (5), while 245 others received injuries in rain-related incidents in the states.

The deluge and rains have hit 26 districts in Maharashtra, 23 in Assam, 22 in West Bengal, 14 in Kerala, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 and 10 in

In Assam, 11.45 lakh people have borne the brunt of the 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

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:45 IST