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7 lakh affected in Assam, 33 killed in Bihar amid rain fury

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In Assam, according to the state disaster management authority, over 3.36 lakh people have been affected in the Nagaon district followed by 1.66 lakh in the Cachar district, 1.11 lakh in Hojai, and 52,709 in the Darrang district.

Incessant rain and landslides over the past few days have thrown life out of gear in several parts of Assam. In the latest development, the situation in four districts- Nagaon, Hojai, Cachar and Darrang – still remains grave. According to the Assam State Disaster Management, news agency ANI reported, the death toll in floods and landslides has surged to 14, and nearly 7.12 lakh people in 29 districts of the state have been affected. Karnataka too witnessed flooding in some parts this week amid heavy rain. In Bihar, 33 people have died amid lightning and thunderstorms, and chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced compensation for the families of those killed.

In 16 districts of the state of Bihar, 33 people died due to thunderstorms and lightning. Instructions have been given to give an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh to families of those who have died,” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar wrote on Twitter on Friday night as he appealed to people to remain cautious. “Stay home and stay safe,” he further posted, urging the state to follow steps listed by the disaster management authority.