New Delhi, July 16 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over the flood situations in several states and asked his party workers to help people in those areas.
Heavy rainfall and floods in Bihar and North East India have claimed over 40 lives in the last few days. At least 24 of the deaths took place in Bihar, 15 in Assam and five in Mizoram.
“Flood situations in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram have gobe out of control. Lives have been badly affected. I appeal the Congress workers in these states to immediately join in the relief and rescue operations,” Gandhi tweeted.
In Assam, the deluge spread to 30 of the state’s 33 districts, affecting nearly 43 lakh people and claiming 15 lives, besides submerging rhino habitats the Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and the Manas National Park.