Heavy monsoon rains kill more than 90 in India, leave thousands homeless

In the northern state of Manipur, another 20 people died on Saturday following a landslide.


Thousands of others are already in camps for the displaced including in Kalay, Sagaing region, where residents told of unusually powerful flood waters swamping homes in hours.

Temporary relief camps have been set up in affected areas and people are accommodated on need basis.

Last night, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had spoken to the CM over phone enquiring about the latest flood situation.

Banerjee said the release of water from over-full dams in the neighbouring states of Jharkhand and Odisha had worsened the flooding in West Bengal, where at least 49 people have died.

The northeastern state of Manipur has been crippled by floods during the past few days, which locals claim are the worst in 200 years.

The chief minister, who stayed at the state secretariat overnight to personally monitor the flood situation, today visited the affected areas at Asoknagar and Habra in North 24-Parganas district and distributed relief materials among the marooned.

Banerjee assured all necessary help to the flood-hit people while requesting the “moment of crisis” not be made a political issue.

Twenty people were killed in a single village swept away by a landslide in Chandel district on the Myanmar border. “All rivers are flowing above their danger marks”, Khan told AFP.

People shift with their belongings from a flooded area in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Monday. This kind of continuous rain has damaged the roads severely. The overall flood situation has improved and water in the three major rivers is receding.

So far, more than 630 persons have been rescued from various districts in Rajasthan.

“While the entire state administration is working to reach out to the affected, we urge all political parties and NGOs to assist in relief work”, she said. A total of 17 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in Gujarat, it continued.


Hundreds of people have lost their lives across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam in recent days due to floods and landslides caused by monsoon-related rainfall.

Mamata Banerjee