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Over 1,400 killed in 10 States this monsoon

More than 1,400 people have so far lost their lives due to rains, floods and landslides in 10 States during the monsoon season this year, according to data released by the Union Home Ministry.

According to the Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre, 488 people have died in Kerala and 54.11 lakh in 14 districts of the State have been severely hit by rains and floods, the worst in a century. As many as 14.52 lakh people displaced by floods are living in relief camps across the State. Standing crops on 57,024 hectares of land were damaged in the State.

254 killed in U.P.

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 across 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, and 10 in Gujarat.

In Assam, 11.47 lakh people have borne the brunt of rains and floods, which have also hit crops covering 27,964 hectares of land. In West Bengal, the deluge has 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 have been hit and crops on 3,521 hectares of land damaged.

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