Home Latest Twenty-four killed, 1.3 million affected by the flood, 25 out of 33 districts in Assam.

Twenty-four killed, 1.3 million affected by the flood, 25 out of 33 districts in Assam.

by the owl speaks

In Assam, four people were killed and the number of flood-affected districts in the state increased to 25 out of a total of 33 as rainfall continued on Monday in several parts of the state, officials said.

Two people died in Dibrugarh and one in Barpeta and Goalpara as a result of drowning Monday bringing the toll of death due to floods this season to 24.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), floods have affected 2,402 villages in 72 revenue circles across most parts of the state excluding Barak Valley.

More than 1.3 million people in the affected districts have been hit by flooding. Barpeta, South Salmara and Nalbari were the worst affected districts. Nearly 27,500 people have been uprooted by floodwaters and are taking shelter in 273 relief camps in 12 districts.

During the day more than 10,200 people stranded due to floods were evacuated by disaster relief personnel by boats.

Flood waters inundated the state’s 83,168 hectares of cropland.

Two national parks in the state had also been hit by floods. 146 out of 203 camps used by forest workers were affected in Kaziranga, and 9 out of the vacated camps. An ASDMA release said 22 of the total 40 camps are affected in Orang.

There have been reports of damage to embankments at 12 locations due to floods and parts of 86 roads have been destroyed, washed away or submerged due to flooding in eight affected districts.

In Barpeta district, one bridge was washed away, another in Nalbari was submerged, and one in Baksa damaged.

The Brahmaputra had flowed above the danger mark at Nematighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, according to the Central Water Commission (CWC). Seven other rivers flowed in some areas over the red line, too.

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