Assam flood situation worsens; death toll rises to 20

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The flood situation in Assam is only worsening instead of improving. The calamity has claimed lives of another six making the death toll escalate to 20 in the state.

According to the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) official release, the flood in Assam’s Hailakandi district has affected 58,208 people.

Power supply has also been affected in many areas. Educational institutes and government offices also remained closed in many districts.

Overall 4.5 lakh people have been affected in six districts in the current wave of floods in Assam.

Over one lakh people have taken shelter at temporary relief camps.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been deployed in the affected areas.

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