Assam flood Himanta

Guwahati, June 28: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Tuesday morning visited the flood-affected areas in the Bajali district.

During his visit to the Bajali he has been seen standing under the knee-length water and guiding the administration to work and help the people stuck there.

Eight more persons died on Monday due to floods in Assam, pushing the toll up to 135, according to data from the state disaster management authority.

Five persons died in the Cachar district on Monday, while one each died in Kamrup, Morigaon, and Nagaon. One resident of Cachar is missing, according to the disaster management body.

However, there was some improvement in the situation as the population adversely affected by the floods declined on Monday to 21,52,415 persons in 22 districts. On Sunday, 22,21,577 persons in 28 out of 35 districts were affected.

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Biswanath, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, and South Salmara were no more on the list of affected districts on Monday. Only one river – the Kopili in Dharamtul village of Morigaon district – was still flowing above the danger level, according to the disaster management authority.

But, more than 1.91 lakh persons were still staying in 538 relief camps across the state.

Silchar is the worst-affected area as the lives of more than two lakh residents living in 138 villages have been hit due to floods.