Not only the North, due to heavy rains, some parts of the Northeast are also getting flooded

Landslides and floods have struck multiple regions in Assam, Sikkim, and northern parts of Bengal.

Latest  Weather Updates: Intense rainfall has led to landslides and floods in various parts of Assam, Sikkim, and northern Bengal. Rescue and relief efforts have been intensified as authorities respond to the situation. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert, indicating the highest level of rainfall warning, for north Bengal and Sikkim.

The floods have affected more than 67,000 individuals across 17 districts in Assam. The State Disaster Management Authority has reported that major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are exceeding their danger levels in multiple locations.

In response to the situation, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated that excess water from the Kurichu dam in Bhutan has been released. District administrations in downstream areas of Assam have been placed on high alert for potential flooding. The Chief Minister assured that measures are being taken to carefully control the flow of the excess water through the dam's gates.

Continuous heavy rainfall in Sikkim has caused landslides that have severed connectivity to various northern areas of the state. The recent landslide in the 9th Mile region, along Jawaharlal Nehru Road, has disrupted access to important sites like the Nathu La pass, Tsomgo Lake, and Baba Mandir, cutting them off from the capital city of Gangtok.

Tragic news emerged from north Bengal's Alipurduar district, where two individuals were swept away by the Kaljani river. Although one body has been recovered, search efforts are underway to locate the other missing person.

North Bengal experienced intense rainfall on July 12 and 13, resulting in the Torsa and Kaljani rivers in Alipurduar district surpassing their danger levels. In Jalpaiguri, the Army successfully rescued 72 individuals, including 24 children, who were stranded due to flooding in Mechpara village near Hashimara.