Assam floods: Death toll rises to 54, over 18 lakh people affected


Floods have exacerbated the situation in Assam and neighbouring states, with nine more people killed in the state on Friday. Flooding has killed at least 12 people in Assam in the last two days. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 54 people have died in floods and landslides in the state so far this year. Floods have affected over 18 lakh people in 28 Assam districts.

Deaths were reported in the districts of Hojai, Nalbari, Bajli, Dhubri, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, and Sonitpur. Over 2,900 villages in the state are reportedly submerged. Meanwhile, floodwaters have submerged 43338.39 hectares of crop land.

In many parts of Assam, the water levels of the Beki, Manas, Pagaladiya, Puthimari, Jia Bharali, Kopili, and Brahmaputra rivers have risen above the danger mark. More than a lakh people are seeking refuge in Assam’s 373 relief camps. Landslides have also been reported in Guwahati.

Bajali is the state’s worst-affected district, with around 3.50 lakh people affected so far, followed by Darang and Goalpara. According to reports, the flood situation in Kamrup district deteriorated as flood waters entered new areas. In the affected area, approximately 70,000 people have been affected.

The flood situation in Meghalaya has worsened, with 18 people killed by floods in the state in the last 24 hours. To oversee the state’s four regions, the Meghalaya government established four committees led by cabinet ministers.


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