Assam floods: Death toll rises to 101, over 54 lakh affected

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 101, over 54 lakh affected


Lagatar24 Desk


Guwahati, June 23: Over 54.5 lakhs individuals are nonetheless affected by the flooding in Assam, and 12 extra fatalities have been confirmed, in accordance to officers. 101 folks have died on account of the flood since mid-May, they reported.

Large areas of land remained underneath water in 32 of the state’s 36 districts, and the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers, together with their tributaries, are in spate within the majority of the affected districts. However, different areas noticed a lower within the flood ranges.

The advisory states that in the course of the day, the NDRF, SDRF, and different organisations evacuated 3,658 folks across the state utilizing 276 boats.

An official reported that the NDRF has saved round 14,500 marooned people in Assam’s 12 flood-affected districts.

According to its assistant commandant Santosh Kumar Singh, the first Battalion Disaster Response Force of the NDRF sprang into rescue operations within the affected districts and deployed greater than 70 boats and 400 troops within the severely flooded districts.

Since Tuesday, he claimed, 207 folks in eight extra groups from numerous battalions have been evacuated to Silchar.

In complete, 2,32,002 folks in 565 villages within the Cachar district, 2,81,271 in 469 villages in Karimganj, and greater than 51,000 in 98 villages in Hailakandi have been affected by the flood. In 32 districts throughout the state, a complete of 54,57,601 folks have been impacted.

According to a report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Thursday, Barpeta, which has 11,29,390 impacted residents, is the worst hit district. Kamrup is subsequent with 7,89,496 affected residents, adopted by Dhubri with 5,97,153, and Nagaon with 5,03,450.

According to Singh, the NDRF is finishing up the rescue operations within the following areas: Kamrup, Kamrup Rural, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Bajali, Hojai, Nalbari, Darang, Tamulpur, Nagaon, Udalguri, and Cachar.

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