Assam Floods: One Dead, 1.98 Lakh People Affected Across Nine Districts

The flood situation in Assam has worsened since Thursday, with more than 1.98 lakh people affected in 9 districts. Officials said one person fell into the river and died as the water level of major rivers rose due to incessant rains after Cyclone Remal.

A person died after falling into a river in Hailakandi district, taking the death toll in the state to six and 18 injured due to floods and rains since Tuesday.

A total of 1,98,856 people have been affected in Nagaon, Nagaon, Karimganj, Hailakandi, West Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Hojai, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, and Dima Hasao districts, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report.

Cachar is the worst affected district with 1,02,246 people reeling under flood waters, followed by 36,959 in Karimganj, 22,058 in Hojai, and 14,308 in Hailakandi.

A total of 3,238.8 hectares of crops in the state were washed away and 2,34,53 animals were also damaged.

The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with their tributaries are flowing beyond the danger level at several places in the flood-prone districts, the report said.

35,640 people have taken shelter in 110 relief camps due to floods. Hojai has the highest number of shelters at 19,646, followed by Cachar at 12,110, Hailakandi at 2,060, and Karimganj at 1,613.

Life has come to a standstill in three districts of Assam’s Barak Valley and Dimahasao. Intermittent rain and thundershowers were reported in other affected districts on Thursday.

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