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Assam floods: Situation worsens, Millions of people leave home


Assam floods: Situation worsens, Millions of people leave home

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The flood situation in Assam has marginally improved, despite the fact that the death toll has risen to 25, with over 6.5 lakh people affected by the deluge across 22 districts, according to an official bulletin.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA) daily flood report, flooding killed one person in Silchar, Cachar district.

As a result, the overall number of individuals killed in this year’s floods and landslides has risen to 25, the state announced on Monday.

According to the ASDMA, floods have affected more than 6,50,400 people in the districts of Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari,

Nagaon is the hardest hit district, with approximately 3.51 lakh persons in need, followed by Cachar (nearly two lakh) and Hojai (nearly one lakh) (more than 44,500 people).

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The downpour had affected over 7.2 lakh people across 22 districts in the state as of Saturday.

ASDMA said that 1,709 villages have been flooded and 82,503 hectares of cropland have been devastated in Assam. It goes on to say that authorities are running 656 rescue camps and distribution centers in eight districts, housing 90,597 people, including 19,555 children.

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