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Assam floods claim 6 more lives, death toll reaches 70

Assam floods claim 6 more lives, death toll reaches 70

The flood situation in Assam has worsened, with six more fatalities reported, bringing the total death toll to 70. Over 2.42 million people across 30 districts are affected, highlighting the urgent need for relief efforts.

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The flood situation in Assam remains grim as six more individuals lost their lives due to the ongoing deluge, bringing the toll to 70, according to an official bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

The latest casualties include two persons from Charaideo district, and one each from Goalpara, Morigaon, Sonitpur, and Tinsukia districts. The floods, landslides, and storms have collectively wreaked havoc across the state, exacerbating the suffering of residents already battling the severe consequences of relentless monsoon rains.

The floods have ravaged communities, claiming lives, damaging infrastructure, and causing widespread displacement. Approximately 500 families in Rowmari Pathar have been rendered homeless as their homes and lands were engulfed by erosion and flooding. Barpeta district, one of the hardest-hit areas, has witnessed the inundation of 179 villages, affecting nearly 140,000 people due to river erosion and flooding.

The agricultural sector has suffered immensely, with 63,490.97 hectares of crop area submerged across the state. In Dhubri district alone, 775,721 residents have been severely impacted by the floods, underscoring the scale of the humanitarian crisis.

Overall, more than 2.42 million people in 30 districts of Assam have been affected by the floods, which have disrupted daily life and caused significant economic losses. The urgent need for relief efforts is paramount, with ongoing rescue operations and rehabilitation measures aimed at providing essential aid to those in distress and restoring normalcy in the affected regions.

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Jul 06, 2024