Assam Floods: Situation Grim as 45 Lakh Affected, 7 Other deaths push toll to 107, Over 2.8 lakh People in Relief Camps

Assam Floods: Situation Grim as 45 Lakh Affected, 7 Other deaths push toll to 107, Over 2.8 lakh People in Relief Camps

The flood situation in Assam remained grim as seven more people, including two children, have died within the last 24 hours. The deluge has wreaked havoc within the state and the demise toll has now reached 107, of which 17 people have died from the landslides.

The complete inhabitants affected by the present wave of flood, nonetheless, registered a decline to 45.34 lakh in 30 districts from Wednesday’s 54.50 lakh in 32 districts, in keeping with a bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

The seven new deaths – two every from Cachar and Barpeta and one every from Dhubri and newly created Bajali and Tamulpur districts. A complete of 4,536 villages are still reeling under the flood waters. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with over 10.32 lakh people being affected, adopted by Nagaon with over 5.03 lakh individuals being displaced.

Assam Floods: Situation Grim as 45 Lakh Affected, 7 Other deaths push toll to 107, Over 2.8 lakh People in Relief Camps

 

The flood state of affairs noticed a slight enchancment with the overall inhabitants affected by flooding registering a decline to 45.34 lakh throughout 30 districts of the state.

Assam Floods: Situation Grim as 45 Lakh Affected, 7 Other deaths push toll to 107, Over 2.8 lakh People in Relief Camps

The flooding has led to in depth lack of life and property and displacement of tens of millions of people over the past week. Addressing the state of affairs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the central authorities is carefully monitoring the state of affairs. “Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the state government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.”

Assam Floods: Situation Grim as 45 Lakh Affected, 7 Other deaths push toll to 107, Over 2.8 lakh People in Relief Camps

A complete of two.84 lakh persons are taking shelter in 759 aid camps arrange by the respective district administrations throughout all of the 30 affected districts. River Brahmaputra, Disang and Kopili are flowing above the hazard stage mark at Dhubri, Sivasagar and Nagaon districts.

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CENTRE MONITORING FLOOD SITUATION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that the Centre is constantly monitoring the flood state of affairs in Assam and is working carefully with the state authorities to offer all help to beat the problem.

“Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood-affected areas. They are conducting evacuation operations and assisting those who are affected. The Air Force has conducted over 250 sorties as a part of the evacuation process,” he mentioned.

Expressing his concern over the devastation attributable to the disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted, “Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.”

HELPLINE NUMBERS LAUNCHED

The state government has started emergency helpline numbers 0361-2237219, 9401044617, 1079 (toll free) for rescue, aid and different emergency situations of the people in affected areas within the district.