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  • Over 7 lakh affected due to floods in Assam
  • Several districts to witness more rains in Kerala
  • Rain alert in Bengaluru

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Devastating floods in Assam affects over 7 lakh; rain warning for Kerala, Bengaluru

Rains are wreaking havoc in the states of Assam and Kerala even as the rest of the country is witnessing punishing heat

While punishing heat continues unabated in north India with day-time temperatures still lingering in 40s, the states of Assam and Kerala have been dealing with heavy rains.
In Assam, over 7 lakh people are reportedly affected due to the heavy downpour the hilly state has witnessed in the last week.

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Thursday with one more person losing his life.

Assam has reported damage to railway lines, road links, property and crops.

Massive erosion of land and landslides have devastated the state, causing more hurdles in the efforts to restore normalcy.

The Brahmaputra and some of its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark at in several places.

The Army has been deployed for relief and rescue efforts while IAF airdropped food materials in flood hit areas.

In the coastal state of Kerala at the other end of the country, normal life remains affected too.

Waterlogging that submerged houses and shops was reported in Kochi as heavy rains lashed the state.

IMD, meanwhile has forecasted continued rains until Sunday in Kerala. The state is expected to witness heavy rains in nine districts.

Karnataka’s Bengaluru witnessed deluge, wreaking havoc in the city. The weather department has issued an ‘orange’ alert in many parts predicting heavy rains for the next 4-5 days.

The official monsoon season is yet to hit the subcontinent. According to IMD, Kerala will see the first Monsoon shower of the season on May 27, which is 5 days earlier than usual.

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