Assam floods: Over 2.20 lakh affected, death toll rises to 15

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The second wave of floods in Assam, greater than 2.20 lakh individuals in 13 districts of the state has been affected. The water stage of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries continue to rise with floodwaters getting into extra areas in these affected districts of Assam.

Assam floods: Over 2.20 lakh affected, death toll rises to 15

One particular person drowned at Sissiborgaon in Dhemaji on Thursday, taking the death toll on account of floods within the state to 15.

In line with the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA), over 2.20 lakh individuals in 554 villages in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Nagaon and Barpeta districts have been affected within the second wave of floods.

Over 91,000 individuals have been affected in Dhemaji district, adopted by 27,000 in Majuli and 24,000 in Tinsukia district.

The floodwaters have submerged greater than 18,000 hectares crop land and affected over 19,100 home animals.

The worrying scenario in Assam has compelled many to go away from their properties. Round 12,200 have taken shelter in 53 aid camps.

The NDRF and SDRF groups have been engaged to rescue these affected on account of floods. To this point, the groups have rescued over 5,000 individuals.

In the meantime, the water stage of Brahmaputra river is flowing above hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district and Dhubri district, whereas Burhidihing river is flowing above hazard stage at Chenimari in Dibrugarh district. Dhansiri river is above is flowing above hazard mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali at NT Street crossing in Sonitpur district and Beki river at Street Bridge in Barpeta district.

In Guwahati, the water stage of Brahmaputra river can be rising and only a few centimetres wanting to touch the danger level mark.

The variety of flood-hit individuals in Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts was 38,000 on Wednesday, whereas the swirling floodwaters entered Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat and Tinsukia districts, elevating the determine to 1.89 lakh on Thursday.

Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts had been additionally badly affected, accounting for 24,239 and 18,500 flood-hit individuals respectively, the ASDMA mentioned. The flood has submerged 19,430 hectares of farmland with standing crops.

The authorities are working 49 aid camps and distribution centres in 5 districts, the place 11,468 individuals have taken shelter.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Dhubri city in Dhubri district and Tezpur in Sonitpur district, the bulletin mentioned.

In addition to damaging roads and different infrastructure, the floodwaters have induced large erosion at varied locations.

In the meantime, the chief minister took inventory of the flood scenario and requested the deputy commissioners to supply important aid supplies to the affected individuals, in response to official sources.

He requested the Tinsukia DC to make sure that the hearth tenders transferring to and from Baghjan, the place a fuel effectively has been blazing for the final 30 days, don’t face any bottleneck.

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