Continuous rain is causing havoc in the eastern and northern-eastern parts of the country. In Assam, swollen rivers including Brahmaputra have submerged roads, cropland and residential areas in 21 districts affecting nearly 9 lakh people. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are also submerged. District Administrations have intensified relief and rescue measures.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal over the phone on the flood situation. He assured all possible help to Assam Government in tackling the flood situation.
In West Bengal, vast areas in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts have been inundated due to continuous rains since last few days. Road communication with Darjeeling hills and Sikkim from Siliguri has been disrupted due to landslide at various places. Rail communication is also hampered.