24 districts of Assam flooded, the chief minister meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Assam floods: state fought floods and coronavirus pandemic at the same time


The flood situation in Assam improved slightly on Sunday, officials said. The number of deaths from the floods rose to 84, with five deaths reported on Sunday. At least 24 districts of the state are still flooded.

A red alert was issued for the heavy rains in Assam until July 21. Authorities said 108 wild animals have died in Kaziranga National Park, including eight rhinos.

Disaster management authorities said more than 25.29 lakh people were affected due to the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang and Baksa, among others.

Goalpara is the most affected with more than 4.53 lakh people displaced, followed by Barpeta with around 3.44 lakh people affected and Morigaon with more than 3.41 lakh people affected, reported the PTI news agency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday provided all the support to Assam to cope with the floods.

Talking about the flooding situation with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal by phone, Prime Minister Modi also asked questions about the state of COVID-19 in the state and the ongoing efforts to put out the raging fire in Baghjan gas well at Oil India in Tinsukia district.

“Hon”ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji provided an update on the current situation regarding # AssamFloods2020, # COVID19 and the Baghjan oil well fire scenario by phone this morning,” Sonowal tweeted.

“Expressing his concern and his solidarity with the people, the Prime Minister assured all support for the state,” he said.

An official in the office of the chief minister said that Mr. Sonowal had informed Prime Minister Modi of all the measures the state had taken so far to address the problems faced by the people.


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