Death Toll Due To Floods In Assam Rises To 174

The report added that a total of 50,714.18 hectares of crop area has been affected by the floods.
Floods in Assam wreaked havoc | REPRESENTATIVE
Floods in Assam wreaked havoc | REPRESENTATIVE

One person died due to floods in Assam in the last 24 hours taking the death toll in the state to 174, 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 22,17,778 people still remain affected by floods in the state.

The report added that a total of 50,714.18 hectares of crop area has been affected by the floods.

Meanwhile, 1,934 villages in 77 revenue circles in 27 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 Kopili river at Dharamtul, the Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat, Tezpur and Dhubri, the Disang river at Nanglamuraghat and Burhidihing river at Chenimari 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 542 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 2,77,335 inmates, data showed.

Apart from the person who was killed in the floods, none others have been reported missing in the state in the last 24 hours.

The report further mentioned that as many as 7,81,780 animals and 3,20,220 poultry remain affected due to the floods, in addition to which, 34,242 animals and 34,107 poultry have been reported washed away.

In the last 24 hours, two embankments were breached, while 348 roads and one bridge across the state were damaged.

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