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  • According to the BBC, government sources say that 60,000 to 80,000 people remain to be rescued in a 'final and crucial' stage of the rescue operation. More than 650,000 people have already been rescued and the death toll is at 90. Contradicting the government figures, an NGO Mandan Bharti Jagriti Samaj, says that 500,000 people remain to be rescued. See: Here 
  • The Hindu cites army sources as saying that 3 lakh more people need to be rescued, a task that will be accomplished in the next 3 days. Read More 
  • It also draws attention to the flood situation in Assam where over 10 Lakh people have been affected. The Majhuli river island in the Brahmaputra is almost entirely submerged with the river water.Read More 
  • According to the Times of India, the overall flood situation has eased slightly with receding waters. However fresh areas were innundated in Purnea district, where the Kosi breached its embankment near Dhodia village. 6.48 lakh people have been evacuated to safe places, of whom, more than 2.52 lakh are taking shelter in the 257 relief camps set up by the government. Read More 
  • CNN-IBN is talking about the lack of clean drinking water: Read More 
  • Deccan Herald has an article talking about the relief camps:  Click here  which is run by a group of people engaged in relief and rescue activities talks of different things -- problems like dealing with snake and scorpion bites and the current items required like milk powder and life jackets in the relief camps. They are accepting donations.

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