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Floods continue to pile agony on people of Bihar, Assam

PATNA/GUWAHATI: Floods continued to wreak havoc in Bihar and Assam, with around 1.15 crore people continuing to reel under the deluge in the two states where death toll reached 139 on Friday.

The toll in Bihar climbed to 92 with 14 more casualties reported since Thursday, while in Assam 11 more people died on Friday taking the toll in the northeastern state to 47.

In Bihar, 66.76 lakh people form 12 districts of the state have been hit by the calamity while in Assam 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of its 33 districts.

According to Bihar's state disaster management department, the death toll which stood at 78 on Thursday included 27 casualties in Sitamarhi, the district worst affected by the flash floods which hit the state in the wake of torrential rains in Nepal's Terai region last week.

Significant number of casualties have also been reported from Araria, Madhubani, Purnea, Sheohar and Darbhanga districts.

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