Guwahati, Jun 28: The flood state of affairs in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with 5 extra individuals dropping their lives and 24.92 lakh individuals struggling within the deluge, officers stated.

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

Three individuals 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 individuals have 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 individuals have been affected by the floods in 28 districts of the state. On Monday, 21.52 lakh individuals have been struggling in 22 districts.

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

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

In Bajali, he inspected a breached embankment at Kuruwa in Patacharkuchi and the flood state of affairs at Charalpara Nayapara in Bhabanipur, in addition to 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 folks that steps might be taken for dredging Harijan river.

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

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

Medical officers and paramedical employees 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 individuals have been screened through the day, and people discovered to be very sick have been despatched to hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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