Floods in Gujarat, Assam & Odisha; at least 83 dead

The death toll from severe monsoon flooding across India rose to at least 83 with seven more fatalities confirmed in western Gujarat.

Floods in Gujarat

The death toll from severe monsoon flooding across India rose to at least 83 with seven more fatalities confirmed in western Gujarat state in the last twenty-four hours.

At least 18 people have now lost their lives in Gujarat since the monsoon intensified across the western state. (AFP)

Floods in Assam, Bihar

In Assam, 60 people have been killed and a statewide emergency relief operation has been underway since the wet season arrived in April.

At least five people were killed by a landslide last week in a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh state along the border with China.

Pockets in Bihar have also been affected by torrential rains and flash floods.

The government has called in the army to help with relief and rescue operations in some parts of the worst-hit states. (AFP)

Floods in Odisha

Odisha government has rushed ODRAF personnel and despatched dry food to two northern districts in view of a possible flood-like situation due to rising water level in some rivers.


The threat of a flood-like situation looms large with the water level of Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Budhabalang rising steadily following heavy rainfall in most parts of the state in the last couple of days.

Certain blocks like Binjharpur, Bari and Dasrathpur of Jajpur have been put on high alert as the river Baitarani could cause flood in those areas. (AFP)

Downpour in Rajasthan

A woman and her daughter died after a jeep carrying them was washed away in swirling waters in Rajasthan where a heavy downpour in Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts has led to a flood-like situation leaving several persons marooned. (AFP)

Kolkata under water

The government has called in the army to help with relief and rescue operations in some parts of the worst-hit states. (AFP)