flood situation Assam

Guwahati, July 06: The flood situation in Assam improved a bit on Tuesday. Over 11 lakh people are still affected across 16 districts of the state due to the deluge. Four people, including two children, lost their lives in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 184.

Out of the four deaths, two people, including a child, drowned in Cachar district, while one death was reported from Morigaon district and one child died in Nagaon district, reported.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), around 11.17 lakh people remained affected in 16 districts, including Bajali, Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, and Kamrup.

The number of affected people due to floods in Assam was nearly 14 lakh till Monday. Cachar is the worst-hit district of Assam with over 6.30 lakh people suffering from floods, followed by Nagaon with over 2.33 lakh.

As per the ASDMA, 1,024 villages are under water, while over 29,000 hectares of farmland have been damaged across the state.

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Around 1.48 lakh people are still taking shelter in 383 relief camps and distribution centres across 15 districts of the state.

Several districts, including Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Tinsukia, and Udalguri, witness massive erosions. Several roads, embankments, and bridges were also damaged due to floods in Assam.

According to the ASDMA, a total of 3,18,910 domestic animals and poultry have been affected by the floods. The Brahmaputra river is flowing over the danger mark at Dhubri town.