Assam flood situation worsens, over 10 districts affected

Guwahati (Assam) [India], June 5 (ANI): The flood situation in Assam has worsened, claiming seven more lives and taking the death toll to 25.

Cyclone Remal has brought about intense rainfall in Assam, leading to widespread flooding.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported that 5 people drowned in Cachar district, a woman died in Nagaon district, and a child died due to urban flooding in Kamrup (Metro) district on Tuesday.

The flood has affected over 4.23 lakh people across 10 districts and 459 villages are still underwater. The districts affected include Cachar, Nagaon, Karimganj, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Hojai, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, and Karbi Anglong West.

Due to continuous rain, the water levels of the Brahmaputra, Kopili, and Kushiyara rivers have risen above the danger mark. The ASDMA report stated that the flood has affected 213482 people in Nagaon district, 119090 in Cachar district, 60451 in Hojai district, and 19524 in Karimganj district.

More than 1.08 lakh people are currently living in 240 relief camps set up by the administration. The flood has also affected 45968 animals.

Rescue operations are being carried out by NDRF, SDRF, Fire & Emergency Services, and local administration, with 42 medical teams deployed. The flood has damaged 24 roads, anganwadi centres, irrigation canals, electric poles, and breached one embankment.

In a separate incident, a child died in Guwahati due to rainfall. (ANI)


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