Assam flood: Six more die, 7.2 lakh hit
The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Sunday with six more persons, including two children, losing their lives and nearly 7.2 lakh people coming under the impact of the deluge across 22 districts.
The death toll due to the flood and landslides this year has now gone up to 24 across Assam.
ASDMA said more than 7,19,540 people have been impacted in several districts -- Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sonitpur and Udalguri.
Nagaon is the worst hit with almost 3.46 lakh people in distress, followed by Cachar (over 2.29 lakh people) and Hojai (over 58,300 people). Till Saturday, over 6.8 lakh people were affected in the deluge across 31 districts of the state.
At present, 2,095 villages are under water and 95,473.51 hectares of crop area has been damaged in the state, the ASDMA bulletin said.
It said the authorities are operating 421 relief camps and distribution centres in eight districts, where 91,518 people, including 18,626 children, are taking shelter.
Around 253 people have so far been evacuated from various flood-hit parts of Assam.
Massive erosion has been witnessed in Barpeta, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nalbari and Udalguri, among other districts, the bulletin said, adding, flood waters have also caused damage to embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure at various places. Brahmaputra's tributaries Kopili at Dharamtul and Kampur, and Disang at Nanglamuraghat were flowing above the danger mark, cautioned ASDMA.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said he held a discussion with NHAI Chairperson Alka Upadhyaya in New Delhi on issues related to national highways in the northeastern state.
''I stressed urgent repair of the flood and landslide-affected NHs and timely completion of the ongoing projects,'' he said on Twitter.
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