2 more dead, nearly 9.3 Lakh people affected by worsening situation in the state


As of Saturday, more than 4.6 lakh people have been affected due to a flood in 21 districts. (File)


The flood situation in Assam worsened further on Sunday, two more people died in the flood that affected nearly 9.3 lakh people in 23 districts, said the National Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) ).

According to the daily ASDMA flood report, one person died in the Jonai income circle of Dhemaji district and another in the Udalguri income circle of Udalguri district died.

With two other deaths, deaths from floods this year have risen to 18.

ASDMA declared that more than 9.26 lakh people were affected by the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Salmara Sud, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong.

Barpeta has become the most affected district with almost 1.35 lakh people affected, followed by Dhemaji with almost one lakh and Nalbari with more than 96,000 people affected by this natural calamity.

The SDRF, district administrations, civil defense and water transport services have evacuated 9,303 people in the past 24 hours in five districts, according to the report.

As of Saturday, more than 4.6 lakh people have been affected due to the flood in 21 districts.

At present, 2,071 villages are under water and 68,806.73 hectares of cultivated areas have been damaged, said ASDMA.

He added that the authorities were managing 193 relief camps and distribution centers in 12 districts, where 27,308 people have found refuge.

Authorities distributed a total of 1,206.32 quintals of rice, dal and salt, and 2,195.92 liters of mustard oil and other relief materials such as tarpaulin, food for baby, snacks, a candle, a box of matches, drinking water, milk, cookies and a mosquito coil. .

The Brahmaputra flows above the danger mark in Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, city of Goalpara in Goalpara and city of Dhubri in the districts of Dhubri.

Its tributaries Burhi Dihing in Chenimari in Dibrugarh, Dhansiri in Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, Kopili in Kampur in Nagaon, Puthimari in NH Road Crossing in Kamrup, Pagladiya in NT Road Crossing in Nalbari, Manas in NH Road Crossing at Barpeta, Beki at Road Bridge at Barpeta and Sankosh at Golakganj at Dhubri sink above the danger mark.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructures were damaged at various locations in Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Udalguri, Kamrup, Dhubri, Majuli, Kokrajhar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Morigaon, Hojai , Sivasagar and Westib Districts of Anglong.

Massive erosions have been observed in different places in the Biswanath district, said ASDMA.

ASDMA also said that a total of 92 out of 183 camps are affected due to the floods in Kaziranga National Park.

The flood also affected 15,277,832 domestic animals and poultry across the state, he added.


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