Assam Flood: Death Toll Rises to 105, Total Affected 27.64 Lakh

    3 more lives lost in the Assam flood incident. 27.64 lakhs total affected in 26 of the 33 districts and damaging many properties, plants, roads or bridges.

    In its daily flood report, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority says that two people died in Barpeta and one in South Salmara, bringing to 105 deaths, including 26 in landslides.

    It said that in this monsoon season ninety animals died in Kaziranga National Park.

    “Flood Management does not pose any problems because separate government workers are in place for flooding and COVID-19,” said Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna

    He also said in a press conference: “There is no problem in the management because the districts have enough funds. Doctors regularly visit relief camps to check the health of the affected ones”

    Districts affected by floods are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Karbi Anglong and Cachar districts, said ASDMA.

    On Friday, the number of people affected by the floods was was 35.76 lakh and 28 districts were affected, improving the situation in Hojai and West Karbi Anglong districts.

    The most severely affected district was Dhubri with over 4.69 lakhs, and Goalpara with 4.49 lakhs, Morigaon and Barpeta with more than 3.5 lakhs people.

    The bulletin said that at least 16,404 hectares of crop areas were affected by the flood, and at least 2,678 villages are underwater.

    Authorities have distributed rice, dal, salt and mustard oil along with other relief materials such as baby food, candle, matchbox, mosquito net, biscuit, soap, drinking water, cattle feed, mask and wheat bran.

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