The flood condition in Assam remained dreadful on Wednesday as 12 more people died and 55 lakh people damaged across 32 districts with the rising Brahmaputra and Barak rivers flooding new areas, officials said. Four people died in Hojai, three each died in Barpeta and Nalbari, and two people died in Kamrup, they said.
With these casualties, the toll in this year’s flood and landslides swelled to 101, they added. The flood condition in the three districts of Barak Valley — Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi — remained vital as the water levels of Barak and Kushiara rivers increased, flooding vast tracts of land, officials said.
As per a bulletin of the ASDMA, 54,57,601 individuals have been damaged by the floods in 32 of the 36 districts in the state. Among the worst-hit districts are Barpeta where 11,29,390 people are at misfortune. Kamrup where 7,89,496 people are damaged and Dhubri where 5,97,153 people were struck by the disaster.
Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited a relief camp at Phulaguri Higher Secondary School in Kapili block in Nagaon region. And communicated with the distressed people of Assam. He said that a central team would attain the state soon. Evaluate the damage, prepare a report and submit it to the government for support and help.
CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also visited Nagaon, by train, to assess the situation. He toured the different flood-affected areas in a boat and talked with the people. Who have taken refuge at the relief camps in aKampur College and Raha Higher Secondary School. He also talked with flood-damaged people taking shelter at the Chaparmukh railway station. Sarma met the flood-distressed families at makeshift relief camps along the national highway in Nellie in Morigaon district. And assured them of all possible help.
The chief minister of Assam is likely to visit Silchar in Cachar on Thursday to review the situation. The ruining floods, caused by ceaseless rainfall, have distressed 112 revenue circles and 4,941 villages, officials said.
Central Water Commission
In all, 2,71,125 individuals have taken refuge in 845 relief camps in the state, they said. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Kopili river flowing above the danger level at Kampur in Nagaon regions. The Disang and the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri.
At least 26 of the total 233 camps have been drowned by the floodwater in Kaziranga National Park with 11 animals dying due to drowning.
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