The ongoing heavy monsoon rains in the state are taking a toll on people’s lives. In the monsoon season from June 1 until now, a span of 70 days, a total of 132 lives have been lost due to drowning in rivers and canals as well as other natural disasters. Several people have also gone missing, and the search for them continues. Last year, during the period from June to September, 244 lives were lost.
Continuous rainfall has been occurring across the state since June. Due to the heavy rainfall, various regions are experiencing landslides, flooding, and overflowing rivers and canals. These incidents have led to the loss of lives as people are getting swept away in landslides and water currents. Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are deployed in sensitive and highly sensitive areas.
From June 1 until now, the SDRF has successfully rescued and saved 1226 individuals from various incidents. They have also recovered 132 bodies. However, in the Gaurikund landslide tragedy, 18 individuals are still missing. Last year, during the period from June to September, the death toll from drowning in rivers and canals and other natural disasters was 244. During that time, the SDRF had successfully rescued and saved 2193 individuals.
Since June, 132 bodies have been recovered. In several incidents, successful rescue operations were conducted, and the injured were swiftly transported to hospitals, thereby saving their lives.Manikant Mishra, Commandant of the SDRF