Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday visited Silchar in the Cachar district to review the flood situation in the area.
This is the Sarma’s second visit in a week to flood-effected Barak Valley.
Meanwhile, a man rushed through the floodwaters to greet the CM with a traditional ‘gamusa’.
Additionally, the CM inspected Silchar’s flood-affected regions and listened residents’ concerns.
Earlier, on Thursday, Sarma made an aerial survey of the Silchar town to access the damage caused by the increasing water levels. Sarma then chaired a review meeting with the officials of the district administration.
Taking to Twitter, CM wrote, “Really touched by expression of such pure love & blessings from people of Silchar.”
“Inspected the magnitude of flood & extent of damage at Rangirkhari, Silchar on a boat during my second visit to the flood-hit town. During my more than one-hour inspection, saw the hardships faced by people as most areas are still reeling under floodwaters”, he tweeted.
On Saturday, death toll in the first wave of Assam floods continued to rise with two children amongst four people killed in the last 24 hours. So far, the total number of people died in the state due to flood stood at 121.
A total of 25, 10,989 populations of 2,894 villages in 27 districts have been affected in flood in the state in last 24 hours. A total of 2, 33,271 inmates are staying in these relief camps.