Congress leader con Saturday said that the entire nation is with the people of Assam who are fighting against the devastating flood. He also lauded the people of the state for their self-determination in the fight against the floods.
Taking to twitter, Gandhi expressed concern over the Assam flood. In a tweet which he wrote in Hindi, it said, “The entire nation is with Assam. The people of Assam are facing this problem with all their grit and their self-determination nature and they will recover from this disaster. I appeal to entire Congress workers to extend all possible help.”
On Friday, the flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim, as five more deaths were reported, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 76, while around 36 lakh people in 28 of the state’s 33 districts have been affected.
According to the officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), of the 36 lakh flood-affected people, around 22 lakh are in four districts – Dhubri (8,92,109), Goalpara (4,43,768), Barpeta (4,29,708) and Morigaon (4,24,541).
Forest Department and ASDMA officials also said that at least 86 animals were killed, while 125 animals were rescued as 95 percent of the famed Kaziranga National Park, home to more than 2,200 one-horned Indian rhinoceros, was inundated.