Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.
Uttarakhand government today effected a nearly three-fold hike in the amount given as one-time relief to families which lose their homes in natural disasters, revising the amount from Rs 2,700 to Rs 8,000.
The death toll from flood-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh touched 82 today though water level in major rivers started receding in the absence of rains as Southwest Monsoon significantly weakened over northern region.
Heavy rains, flash floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the most parts of Himachal Pradesh which claimed lives of 31 persons and at least 633 cattle during the current monsoon season, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Tuesday.
Body of a woman was on Monday recovered from under the rubble of collapsed houses in Parsoli village of Pauri district where heavy rains had wreaked havoc recently flattening a number of houses in several villages and killing 14 persons.
Four more districts including Belchi in Nalanda, the ancestral village of ex-Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, were under the grip of flood which has affected 5.8 lakh people in 13 districts of Bihar, officials said on Monday.