Assam floods situation worsens, 24 dead so far

The flood situation in Assam deteriorates as 24 people have lost their lives so far. Nearly 25 districts of Assam are affected by the flood due to heavy rain pouring continuously for the last 6-7 days. Over 13 lakh people have been reported to be affected by the Assam floods.

As per the data given by the authorities, a population of 13,16,927 has been affected. Out of the 24 deaths, 4 deaths were reported in Barpeta (1), Dibrugarh (2) & Goalpara (1) on June 29. The State Disaster Management Authority informed that so far 27,452 people have been shifted to 273 relief camps. The state government also said that 7,63,764 big animals, 4,07,838 small animals also affected due to flood.

The meteorological department said that due to the heavy monsoon showers across the northeast region including Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh, many rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger levels. The National Disaster Response Force and the Assam State Disaster Response Force personnel, along with local administration, are continuously working to rescue the affected people.

As per the reports, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has given directions to all the officials including Deputy Commissioners of all the affected districts to provide all the necessary help to the flood-hit people on an urgent basis.

The Chief Minister also directed the authorities to maintain COVID19 protocols while addressing the needs of the people. The number of coronavirus cases is also rising in the state with 308 new cases reported in the last 24 hours and the total tally stands at 7794.

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