Assam: Distress seizes submerged Silchar in ‘worst flood’ of 70 years

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Assam: Distress seizes submerged Silchar in the ‘worst flood’ of 70 years. Gateway Selcher in the Barak Valley of Assam is in the grip of severe floods and the town has been under water since Monday people are facing a severe shortage of food and drinking water in addition to continuous power outages.

This is the worst flooding in Silchar in the last seven decades, said Rajdeep Rai, a Lok Sabha member from Silchar.
Three districts of Barak Valley, Cachar, Karimganj, and Hela Kundi are under severe flooding, with Barq and Kashiara rivers flowing above the danger level, affecting more than 600,000 people – 2 out of 565 villages in the Cachar district. , 32,002 and 2,81,271.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conducted an aerial survey of the devastated town, which has a population of about 300,000, visited a few relief camps, and reviewed the current flood situation with public representatives and district officials on Thursday.
Shriya Das, a 10-year-old from Silchar town, was feeling better last week when the Kachhar locale organization declared the conclusion of schools after ceaseless downpours, as they wouldn’t need to stroll through waterlogged roads.

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