Assam: Flooding In Several Parts Of Cachar

As many as eight people drowned in flood waters in the last 24 hours, two each from Barpeta and Karimganj districts and one each from Darrang, Hailakandi, Nalbari and Sonitpur districts.
Assam: Flooding In Several Parts Of Cachar
Flooding in several parts of Assam's Cachar | REPRESENTATIVE

Several areas in the Cachar district of Assam witnessed flooding on Sunday following the breaching of an embankment.

According to reports, the Berenga Betukandi area in the district was also flooded.

The floods were caused after an embankment of the Barak river was washed away, reported ANI.

Meanwhile, the death toll in Assam due to floods and landslides this year has risen to 62, according to official data.

Moreover, as many as eight people drowned in flood waters in the last 24 hours, two each from Barpeta and Karimganj districts and one each from Darrang, Hailakandi, Nalbari and Sonitpur districts, while eight others are missing.

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According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 51 people out of the 62 people died in floods while 11 persons were killed in landslides.

It may be noted that around 31 lakh people in 32 districts of Assam have been affected due to the second wave of floods.

The districts affected by floods include Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Sivasagar, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri.

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