Assam Floods: Death toll in Assam floods rises to 100, 50 lakh people affected
A total of 2,71,125 people are living in relief camps, while over 99,026 hectares of crops have been damaged. The water of three rivers- Brahmaputra, Kopili and Disang is flowing above the danger mark at many places.
The flood situation in Assam remained the same on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 12 people, including four children, died, taking the total death toll to 100. 54.57 lakh people have been affected in 32 out of 34 districts of the state.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that once the flood water recedes, the government will take steps to find a permanent solution to the causes of the floods. He visited various flood affected areas of Nagaon and Morigaon districts and also traveled by rail to some places.
The army and national and state disaster response agencies are working round the clock to provide assistance to the flood-affected people. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that 12 people have died from five districts, including four in Hojai and three in Nalbari districts.
According to ASDMA officials, since April this year, 83 people have died in floods, while 17 others have been killed in landslides. 54,57,601 people including 11,67,219 children from 4,941 villages have been affected. A total of 845 relief camps and 1,026 relief distribution centers have been opened in the affected areas.
54,57,601 people including 11,67,219 children from 4,941 villages have been affected. A total of 845 relief camps and 1,026 relief distribution centers have been opened in the affected areas.