New Delhi: Heavy rain continues to wreak havoc across India. According to the report, around 132 people have lost their lives due to rain-related accidents in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, among others. Heavy rains also have thrown life out of gear and claimed many lives this monsoon season.
Alone in Uttar Pradesh, around 100 people have died in the last four days on Sunday due to heavy rainfall. In Bihar, the death toll due to incessant rainfall and flood in different areas has risen to 29, officials said on Monday. The Nitish Kumar government has requested the Indian Air Force (IAF) for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of the region.
Flood not only claimed lives but it also caused damage to the properties, crops and others worth thousands of crores. Industry bodies and political parties have also assessed the situation and suggest that only in Maharashtra flood caused the estimated loss of at least Rs 10,000 crore following the closure of industries, severe damage of crops, and others.