Assam Flood Death Toll Reaches 134: 22 Lakhs Affected

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Assam Flood Death Toll Reaches 134: 22 Lakhs Affected

| Updated: June 28, 2022 16:54

As monsoon arrives, distress shadows around Assam. On 27th June, eight more people died in the ruinous Assam floods. Additionally, 21 lakh people were affected and distressed because of the flash flood.

Around eight deaths occurred during the day, including five from the Cachar district and one from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, and Nagaon. They added, bringing the total number of fatalities related to the flood this year to 134.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that one more person had been reported missing in the Cachar area.

However, there was some improvement in the flood situation. The total impacted population fell to 21,52 lakh in 22 districts, from 22.21 lakh in 28 zones from the previous day.

Though, officials say that Kopili at Nagaon, Barak at Cachar and Karimganj, and Kushiara in Karimganj were flowing beyond the treacherous level.

Help is provided to Silchar town as it has been submerged for a week now. Efforts are underway to offer aid in those regions where the administration has not yet arrived by using helicopters. These helicopters will drop packages of food, water bottles, and other necessary items for survival.

According to Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also being used to create a flood map of Silchar town to assess the damage and aid in developing future loss mitigation strategies.

She continued that to help those in need in Silchar, Assam and its surrounding areas, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), UNICEF, and OXFAM have installed boat-mounted water purification units.

Parimal Suklabaidya, the transport minister, went to the Borjalenga and Narsinghpur development blocks in his district of Dholai to check on the distribution of supplies to flood victims.

The current wave of floods across the state has affected 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles, according to the ASDMA bulletin, while 1,91,194 people have sought refuge in 538 relief shelters. 74,655.89 hectares of crop area are submerged, and 2774 animals have washed out in the floods.

In the meantime, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan gave the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund a donation of 25 lakh on 27th June to help the flood victims.

“Eminent Bollywood actor Aamir Khan extended a helping hand to the flood-affected people of our state by making a generous contribution of ₹ 25 lakh towards CM Relief Fund. My sincere gratitude for his concern and act of generosity,” Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.

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