2038 Dead Due to Floods, Landslides, Lightning Since April 1: Centre

At least 2,038 people have died in the country due to floods, lightning and landslides during the monsoon this year, with Bihar accounting for the maximum 518 deaths and Himachal Pradesh 330.

According to the data prepared by the Union Home Ministry, between April 1 and August 17 this year, 101 people went missing and 1,584 were injured due to rains and floods.

Rains, landslides and lightning have affected 335 districts in the country, including 40 in Madhya Pradesh, 30 in Assam and 27 in Uttar Pradesh. 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh and seven districts of Uttarakhand have also been affected by floods and landslides during monsoon.

According to Home Ministry data, 892 people drowned due to floods during this period, while 506 people died due to lightning, while 186 people died due to landslides. 

A total of 454 people also died during the monsoon due to various other reasons. Apart from Bihar and Himachal Pradesh, rains, floods, landslides and lightning claimed 165 lives in Gujarat, 138 in Madhya Pradesh, 107 each in Karnataka and Maharashtra, 90 in Chhattisgarh and 75 in Uttarakhand.

A total of 160 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in various states. 

It has been said in the data that 17 teams of NDRF have been deployed in Himachal Pradesh, while 14 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra, 12-12 in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, 10-10 in Assam and West Bengal and nine in Uttarakhand.

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