Assam Floods: Heavy rains cause massive destruction, over 6.8 lakh people affected in 31 districts

Assam Floods: 

It has been raining continuously in Assam for the last several days. This has led to floods in many areas. Landslides have also taken place at several places. This has caused great devastation. 

At present 31 districts of Assam are in the grip of severe floods. Due to this, more than 6.8 lakh people have been affected.

Four people drowned due to floods in Cachar, Hojai and Nagaon districts on Friday and the death toll in floods and landslides has risen to 18. 

According to reports, 93562.40 hectares of agricultural land and 2,248 villages are still underwater. A total of 74,907 flood-affected people are currently forced to live in 282 relief camps set up by the various district administrations.

The situation in the state is getting serious day by day. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is also engaged in relief and rescue efforts. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed transport aircraft Mi-17 helicopters and Chinook helicopters to deal with the situation in Assam.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has said that essential items are being provided to the people. A total of 454 civilians have been evacuated. The IAF has deployed 20 NDRF personnel to the area for flood relief efforts. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is working closely with the NDRF and the government of Assam.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that a total of 8,39,691 population of 3246 villages in 32 districts affected by floods have been affected by landslides. A total of 14 people have died due to floods in the state so far. Of these, 9 people died due to floods, while 5 died due to landslides. The Indian Army’s Mi-17 helicopters have rescued 119 stranded passengers at Ditochera railway station.

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