Flood situation in Assam remains grim as death toll rises to 88, over 55 lakh people affectedtext_fields
Guwahati: The death toll due to heavy rains and floods in Assam reached 89 on Wednesday as seven more people were killed. According to the data, 55 lakh people across 32 districts have so far been affected in the state as the flood situation worsened.
As per Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)'s bulletin, three people drowned in Kamrup and one each in Darrang, Karimganj, Tamulpur, and Udalguri. One person was reported missing from Kamrup.
The floods have affected over 5.5 million including 1.25 million in Barpeta alone, followed by Dhubri (594,708), Darrang (547,421), Nagaon (457,381), and Kamrup (400,214), making them the five worst-affected districts.
The bulletin said nearly 60,000 domestic animals have been washed away by floods. Around 2600 houses have been fully or partially damaged. On Tuesday, 3,652 marooned people were rescued across 11 affected districts.
Landslides were also reported from Hailakandi, Guwahati, and Patherkandi.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited relief camps in flood-hit Nalbari and Kamrup districts. Sarma said that a relief package would be announced soon.
"Our government will soon launch a portal for the affected people to register their livestock loss and other damages caused by floods. A flood relief package too will be announced soon," The Assam CM said as quoted by PTI.
The government is operating 1,687 relief camps in 27 districts. Barpeta alone has over 88,000 people living in relief camps.
Over 2.60 lakh people are staying in the relief camps, while, more than one lakh hectares of crops have been damaged due to floods. In the view of the flood situation in Assam, several trains have been canceled, short terminated, or diverted by the Northeast Frontier Railways.