Assam flood death toll rises to 24, slight improvement in situation


Guwahati: The death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam rose to 24, with six more killed in Assam on Sunday.

The state has seen a slight improvement in the flood situation, officials said.

More than 7.19 lakh people have been affected in 22 districts of Assam.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said the latest deaths came from Nagaon (4), Cachar and Hojai districts.

Of the 24 deaths, 19 were caused by floods and five landslides in different districts.

A total of 7,19,425 people, including 1,41,050 children from 2,095 villages in 22 districts, were affected by the floods, an ASDMA statement said.
It said a total of 24,749 people had been evacuated with the help of the Disaster Response Force and volunteers.

A total of 269 relief camps and 152 relief centers have been opened in all the affected areas.

A total of 91,518 people are living in relief camps. More than 95,473 hectares of crops have been affected.
The Army, Assam Rifles, National Disaster Response Force, and the State Disaster Response Force, along with the district administration, are working round the clock to rescue the trapped people and provide relief to the affected men, women and children.

Among the worst affected districts of the state – 3,45,838 people were affected in Nagaon district alone, followed by Cachar district with 2,29,275 people, Hojai district with 58,393, Morigaon district with 38,538, Darang district with 28,001, Karimganj district 2,29,275 people were affected. .

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