Assam Floods: Death Toll Rises to 15, Over 6 Lakh Affected

The flood situation in Assam worsened as the death toll rose to 15, with over six lakh people affected across 10 districts. Major rivers overflowed, and thousands sought refuge in relief camps. Rescue operations are ongoing, while transportation remains disrupted due to persistent rain from cyclone 'Remal'.

PTI | Guwahati | Updated: 01-06-2024 23:22 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 23:22 IST
Assam Floods: Death Toll Rises to 15, Over 6 Lakh Affected
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The flood crisis in Assam has escalated, leading to an increase in the death toll to 15, with the affected population surpassing six lakh, as per an official bulletin on Saturday. This follows the deaths of three more individuals, and the inundation expanding from 11 districts to over half a dozen, highlighting the severity of the calamity.

An Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) release, however, mentioned that the number of affected districts has slightly lessened to 10. Tragic reports include fatalities in Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts, pushing the death toll from floods and storms since May 28 to 15.

Three major rivers—Kopili, Barak, and Kushiyara—are currently breaching danger levels, according to the ASDMA bulletin. The most impacted region is Nagaon, with 2,79,345 people affected, followed by Hojai and Cachar. In total, 41,564 displaced individuals are sheltering in 187 relief camps set up in various districts. Rescue and relief efforts involve the NDRF, SDRF, local administration, and community members.

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