The number of those injured remains disputed, with principal secretary Arvind Kumar said 74 people have been injured, while the railways said 25 persons were injured in the incident.
Hundreds of people in Morbi, Surendranagar and Rajkot districts were shifted to safer places from low-lying areas near rivers and dams.
Excessive rain for the past ten days have led to dams in the region filling up, and has inundated villages. Eight people have reportedly died.
Two fresh deaths were reported in Begusarai and one each in Bhojpur and Samastipur, a statement from state disaster management department said.
With continuous rains and people refusing to leave their homes, the forces have deployed ‘boat ambulances’ where pre-hospitalisation treatment and medicines are being provided to the affected.
The National Disaster Response Force has fanned out 56 rescue and relief teams to help people hit by heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
A map charting the regions affected by excessive rainfall and floods this monsoon season.
Even though the monsoon forecast is good news for the country, it might not be the same for the people living in low lying areas prone to flooding.
Locals have being told to report a fire incident to the district magistrate concerned as soon as they sight it so that it can be controlled in time.
Given just a few hours to warn residents of the impending flood, the authorities struggled to save Chennai.
As the flood waters recede and the displaced recover their homes, how will the government intervene and ensure that the process of recovery isn’t as painful as the effects of storm?