GUWAHATI: The flood state of affairs in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with 5 extra folks shedding their lives and 24.

92 lakh folks struggling within the deluge, officers stated.

Most elements of Silchar in Cachar district continued to stay underwater — over per week now, they stated.

Three folks died in Cachar and one every in Morigaon and Dhubri.

With these deaths, the toll on this 12 months’s flood rose to 139, they added.

Three folks had been additionally lacking — two in Cachar and one in Chirang district, in accordance with the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA).

Within the final 24 hours, 24.92 lakh folks have been affected by the floods in 28 districts of the state.

On Monday, 21.52 lakh folks had been struggling in 22 districts.

Brahmaputra, Beki, Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara had been flowing above the hazard marks, whereas waters had been receding in most different rivers.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the severely-affected districts of Bajali and Barpeta throughout the day and interacted with the affected folks.

In Bajali, he inspected a breached embankment at Kuruwa in Patacharkuchi and the flood state of affairs at Charalpara Nayapara in Bhabanipur, moreover visiting two aid camps.

An quantity of Rs 9 crore has been sanctioned for strengthening the embankment of Pahumara river and the development of a highway on it, he introduced.

Within the worst-hit Barpeta district, Sarma visited three aid camps and guaranteed the people who steps shall be taken for dredging Harijan river.

In Silchar, tourism minister Jayanta Malla Barua reviewed the flood aid and rescue operations.

A workforce of the Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM), led by its Assam Mission Director MS Lakshmi Priya, additionally visited the town to make sure correct medical services for the affected folks.

Medical officers and paramedical workers have been deployed and well being camps began within the completely different aid centres for the prevention of ailments, an announcement issued by NHM stated.

A complete of seven,212 folks had been screened throughout the day, and people discovered to be very sick had been despatched to hospital.

Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli stated water pouches and water purifying tablets are being distributed among the many folks.

Work is underway to restore the broken dyke at Bethukandi, which led to the flooding of the town, Jalli stated.

A complete of two,389 villages in 72 income circles have been affected throughout the state, whereas 1,76,201 folks have taken shelter in 555 aid camps, in accordance with the ASDMA.

Floodwaters have broken 155 roads and 5 bridges, whereas seven embankments had been breached — 5 in Hailakandi and two in Bishwanath, it stated.

A crop space of 85,673.62 hectares remains to be inundated and 4,304 animals had been washed away.

Largescale erosion was reported from Chirang, Dibrugarh and Hailakandi districts, amongst others.

Two landslides had been reported from Karimganj and Lakhimpur however there was no casualty.


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