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More than 1,400 people killed, 386 injured, 43 missing in rains, floods and landslides this monsoon season, confirms Home Ministry

According to ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 488 people have died in Kerala and over 54.11 lakh people in 14 districts across the state have been severely hit by rains and floods.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 03, 2018 14:20 IST ]
More than 1,400 people have lost their live due to heavy

More than 1,400 people have lost their live due to heavy rains, floods and landslides in more than ten states across the country so far this monsoon season.

More than 1,400 people including a whopping 488 in Kerala have lost their live due to heavy rains, floods and landslides in more than ten states across the country so far this monsoon season, confirmed the Home Ministry on Monday.

According to ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 488 people have died in Kerala and over 54.11 lakh people in 14 districts across the state have been severely hit by rains and floods. As many as 14.52 lakh flood-displaced people are living in relief  camps across the state. Crops on over 57,024 hectares of land were damaged in the southern state which has been battered by the worst-deluge in more than a century.

As many as 254 people have died in Uttar Pradesh, 210 in West Bengal, 170 in Karnataka, 139 in Maharashtra, 52 in Gujarat, 50 in Assam, 37 in Uttarakhand, 29 in Odisha and 11 in Nagaland.

Forty-three people have been missing -- 15 in Kerala, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal, six in Uttarakhand and three in Karnataka, while 386 have been injured in rain-related incidents in the 10 states.

Rains and floods have hit 30 districts in Odisha, 26 districts in Maharashtra, 25 in Assam, 23 each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, 14 in Kerala, 13 in Uttarakhand, 11 each in Karnataka and Nagaland, 10 in Gujarat.

In Assam, 11.47 lakh people have borne the brunt of the rains and floods, which have also hit crops on 27,964 hectares of land. In West Bengal, the deluges have hit 2.28 lakh people and damaged crops on 48,552 hectares of land.

In Uttar Pradesh, 3.42 lakh people have been impacted and crops on 50,873 hectares damaged. In Karnataka, 3.5 lakh population have been hit and crops on 3,521 hectares of land damaged. 

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