Assam flood: 5 more die, 22 lakh hit across 25 districts | India News

GUWAHATI: overwhelm situation in Assam improved on Sunday, although five more people died and more than 220,000 people continue to reel in the cataclysm across 25 counties, an official report said.
According to the daily bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), five people, including four children, drowned in different locations of Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Karimganj and Morigaon counties during the day.
In addition, two people are missing in two counties, it said.
The total number of people killed in this year’s floods and landslides in the state has reached 126.
The bulletin said more than 22,221,500 people were damaged by floods in Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Nalbari, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur districts and Udalguri, among others.
Barpeta was the hardest hit with nearly 70,000 people in trouble, followed by Nagaon (5.13 thousand people) and Cachar (more than 2,77 thousand people).
Urban flooding has also occurred in some parts of Cachar, Dibrugarh and Morigaon districts.
As of Saturday, more than 25,000 people have been affected by flooding across 24 counties.
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday visited Silchar in Cachar and Hajo in Kamrup, and issued guidance to relief and rescue-related agencies to maximize their access and ensure the earliest assistance.
With the town of Silchar inundated with floodwater for a week, Sarma acknowledged that authorities have not yet been able to reach all of the injured.
“We don’t deny it,” he said, urging people to stand together during this difficult time and to appreciate the philanthropic activities of individuals and groups in Silchar.
Sarma said about “50% of the work of the government” is being done by charities and the people.
Currently, 2,542 villages are inundated with water and 74,706.77 hectares of crops have been damaged across Assam, ASDMA said.
It said authorities are operating 680 relief camps and distribution centers in 23 counties, where 2,17,413 people, including 61,878 children, are sheltering.
Newsletter says staff of ArmyParamilitary forces, NDRFs, civilian administration, trained volunteers, fire and emergency services and locals evacuated 1,912 people from various flood-affected parts of the state in 24 hours via.
ASDMA said major erosion and damage to embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure due to flood water were reported from several districts.
A total of 15,90,557 cattle and poultry were affected in the flood in 15 districts.
Citing a bulletin from the Central Water Supply Commission, ASDMA added that the Kopili River in Dharamtul is flowing above dangerous levels.

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