Floods in India’s Assam: 82 killed, 4.7 million affected

Floods in India’s Assam: 82 killed, 4.7 million affected

Floods in India’s northeastern state of Assam have brought dire conditions. Out of 35 districts in the state, 33 districts have been badly affected by this natural calamity. Eleven more people were killed in the floods on Monday, June 20, according to the report. With this, the number of flood victims has reached 82.

Despite ongoing relief and rescue work in the affected areas, 4.7 million people have been left homeless due to the disaster.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Himanta Bishwa Sharma have been monitoring the situation. Home Minister Shah also informed about the visit of the central team to the flood affected areas. According to the bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the situation in Assam has become critical due to floods. The flow of water in the big rivers of the state has increased. As a result, 4.7 million people have become victims.

The country’s northeastern state has been battling catastrophic floods for the past year. People in 32 out of 36 districts of the state are affected by the floods.

Three policemen have gone missing in Darang and two others in Nagaun while rescuing flood victims. At least one person has been killed in Kachar, Dibrugarh, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup and Lakhimpur, two each in Udalguri and Kamrup and seven each in Kachar, Dararang and Lakhimpur. Roads and streets in the state have turned into ponds. Flood water has flooded people’s homes. Due to which people are leaving their homes and wandering in search of a safe place.

In the middle of the flood, people are trying to get out with their children. About one lakh people have been affected by the floods in Karimgunj. The administration has set up 73 relief camps for the people.

In view of the floods in Assam and Meghalaya, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the chief ministers of both the states and assured them of possible assistance.

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