7.2 Lakh Hit In Assam Floods; 24 Deads

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  • 6 more persons, including two children lost their live in floods.
  • Nagaon is the worst hit with almost 3.46 lakh people in distress.
  • 7.2 lakh people coming under the impact of the deluge across 22 districts.

Guwahati: 6 more persons died in Assam due to flood, taking the overall death toll to 24, even as the flood situation witnessed some marginal improvement, officials said. Over 7.19 lakh people have been affected in 22 of the state’s districts. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that the fresh deaths were reported from Nagaon, Cachar and Hojai districts.

Of the 24 deaths, 19 died in floods and five in landslides in different districts. An ASDMA release said 7,19,425 people, including 1,41,050,children, of 2,095 villages in 22 districts have been affected. It said that a total of 24,749 stranded people have been evacuated with the help of disaster response forces and volunteers.

A total of 91,518 people are staying in the relief camps. Over 95,473 hectare of crops have been affected. Among the worst-hit districts in the state 3,45,838, people were affected in Nagaon district alone followed by 2,29,275 people in Cachar district, 58,393 in Hojai district.

The water in two rivers — Kopili and Disang was flowing above the danger level in several places. The ASDMA release said 2,000 liters of diesel and 12 MT food items have been transported through air from Jorhat to three remote places Laisong, Khepre and Mazidisa of Dima Hasao district on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Unicef has deployed 7 teams of technical specialists and consultants to support the DDMAs of Cachar, Hojai, Darrang, Biswanath, Nagaon, Morigaon and Dima Hasao in monitoring the flood relief.

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