Assam Floods: People Take Shelter Near Highways As Situation Worsens

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Nagaon: With one of the worst seasons of monsoon in Assam, nearly 33 lakh people are getting affected due to floods and landslides in different districts of the state. The death toll reaches 117 in the past few days as rescue operations are being conducted by NDRF and the Indian Army in affected regions.

Assam’s Nagaon district is one of the worst-hit regions due to floods affecting nearly 5.03 lakh people. People after instances of continuous rain had to leave their houses and take shelter near embankments and highways.

According to reports, nearly 1.42 lakh people in the Raha circle of Nagaon district are affected by the current wave of floods.

As many as 10 people’s lives were lost in the last 24 hours taking the total number of casualties to 117. Out of 117 deaths, 100 people died in the flood and 17 died in the landslide.

Two drones have been deployed in Silchar of Cachar district for carrying out the flood inundation mapping as well as to provide the relief materials in the inaccessible areas.

85.2 MT of GR items including packaged drinking water, rice, etc. were air transported today from Guwahati and Jorhat to Silchar.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel along with SDRF, Fire and Emergency personnel, Police Force and AAPDA MITRA Volunteers are helping the district administrations in the rescue operation and relief distributions.

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