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718 deaths due to rain, floods this monsoon: Home Ministry

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 11:- As many as 718 people have lost their lives in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry has said.

According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 171 people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, 170 people died in West Bengal, 178 perished in Kerala and 139 died in Maharashtra.

Gujarat saw 52 deaths, while 44 died in Assam and eight perished in Nagaland.

A total of 26 people were also missing in Kerala (21) and West Bengal (5)? while 244 others received injuries in rain-related incidents in the states.

The deluge and rains have hit 26 districts in Maharashtra, 22 in West Bengal, 23 in Assam, 14 in Kerala, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 Nagaland and 10 in Gujarat. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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