Assam floods: 54 people killed so far, more than 18 lakh people affected in 28 districts – न्यूज़लीड India

Assam floods: 54 people killed so far, more than 18 lakh people affected in 28 districts


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Updated: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:03 [IST]

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Guwahati 18 June: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has informed that nine more people have died due to floods in Assam, taking the total death toll to 54. The deaths have been reported from Hojai, Nalbari, Bajli, Dhubri, Kamrup, Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam. So far this year, 54 people have lost their lives in the state due to floods and landslides.

Assam floods

In Assam floods, 18.94 lakh people are affected by the flood situation in 28 districts. As per state data, 2,930 villages under 96 revenue circles are currently under water.

According to reports, the flood waters have submerged 43338.39 hectares of crop land in the flood-affected districts. The water level of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark at many places in the state at Beki, Manas, Pagaladiya, Puthimari, Jiya Bharali, Kopili.

At present, 1,08,104 flood-affected people are living in 373 relief camps set up by the district administration. Out of which 3.55 lakh people have been affected in Bajli district alone, 2.90 lakh in Darang district, 1.84 lakh in Goalpara, 1.69 lakh in Barpeta, 1.23 lakh in Nalbari, 1.19 lakh in Kamrup and 1.05 lakh in Hojai district.

According to the latest reports, the flood situation in Kamrup district of Assam has worsened even more. Flood waters entered new areas, affecting more than 70,000 people in the area. Due to incessant rains, the water level of Boroliya river and other major rivers of the district is rising. Flood waters of Boroliya river washed away a part of an embankment at Chaumukha on Thursday and inundated several villages in Hajo area.

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has thanked Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and director Rohit Shetty for their contribution of Rs 5 lakh to the CM Relief Fund for the flood-affected people in the state.

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Assam floods: 54 people lost his lives over 18 lakh people affected

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