Assam: 5 More Deaths Take Flood Toll To 140

Apart from the five people who were killed in the floods, three others have been reported missing in the state in the last 24 hours.
The flood situation in Assam has improved, however, many still remain affected | REPRESENTAIVE
The flood situation in Assam has improved, however, many still remain affected | REPRESENTAIVE

As many as five people died due to floods in Assam in the last 24 hours taking the death toll in the state to 140, according to official government data.

According to the flood reporting and information management system (FRIMS) under the government of Assam, which releases daily flood reports, as many as 24,92,913 people still remain affected by floods in the state.

The report added that a total of 85,673.62 hectares of crop area has been affected by the floods.

Meanwhile, 2,389 villages in 72 revenue circles in 28 districts of the state are still reeling from the effects of flooding even as the situation has improved over the last few days.

According to the report, the Beki river at Road Bridge, the Kopili river at Dharamtul, and the Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat are flowing above danger levels, however, no rivers in the state are currently flowing above the highest flood level.

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Moreover, a total of 627 relief camps are being operated throughout the state by the government to provide flood relief to the affected people. These relief camps are currently housing 1,76,201 inmates, data showed.

Apart from the five people who were killed in the floods, three others have been reported missing in the state in the last 24 hours.

The report further mentioned that as many as 11,05,184 animals and 3,76,827 poultry remain affected due to the floods, in addition to which, 4,304 animals and 4,151 poultry have been reported washed away.

Furthermore, landslides occurred in several parts of the Karimganj district during that time, the FRIMS report added.

In the last 24 hours, as many as seven embankments were breached, while 155 roads and five bridges across the state were damaged.

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