Assam Flood Death Toll Surging, Flood Victims Number Reducing – Amar Ujala Hindi News Live

Assam Flood death toll surging flood victims number reducing

Floods in Assam (File)
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The condition of flood victims in Assam has improved on Wednesday. Till Tuesday, the number of victims was 4.23 lakh in nine districts, while now this number has come down to 2.5 lakh in eight districts. However, amidst relief, one more person died due to drowning. With this, the total number of people who lost their lives in floods, landslides and storms this year has increased to 34.

According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person died in Katigora revenue circle of Cachar district. Besides, around 2,47,000 people were affected due to floods in Cachar, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, Hojai, West Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Morigaon and Nagaon districts. According to the ASDMA, Nagaon is the worst affected with over 1.4 lakh people affected, followed by Cachar with around 65,500 people and Hojai with around 18,500 people.

112 relief camps set up in five districts

However, the administration is running 112 relief camps in five districts, where 22,373 people have taken shelter and 21 relief distribution centres have been set up in four districts. A total of 501.48 quintals of rice, 91.47 quintals of pulses, 28.04 quintals of salt and 2,685.07 litres of mustard oil have been distributed among the flood-affected people during the last 24 hours.

375 villages are still submerged in water

According to ASDMA, currently, 375 villages are submerged in water. 5,055.6 hectares of crop area is affected in the state. At the same time, more than 32,200 domestic animals and poultry have been affected by the floods. Flood waters in Nagaon, Cachar, Hojai, Karimganj, Morigaon have damaged embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The Kopili river is in spate at Kampur and Dharamtul and the Kushiyara river is in spate at Karimganj.

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