Assam Flood: 9 Killed, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts

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Over 6.6 lakh people were affected and more than 14 thousand houses either partially and fully damaged in 1413 villages under 27 districts.
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Assam Flood: 9 Killed, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts
Assam Flood: 9 Killed, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts

Guwahati: The death count has risen to nine in the the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides in Assam, where over six lakh people have been hit in 27 districts.

Over 6.6 lakh people were affected and more than 14 thousand houses either partially and fully damaged in 1413 villages under 27 districts.

More than 48,000 people have been shifted to 248 relief camps.

Hojai and Cachar are the worst-hit districts. More than 1 lakh people have been affected in each district. Whereas, Dima Hasao district in south Assam remains cut off for the fifth day.

However, the army has rescued more than 2,000 people trapped in Hojai district as part of ongoing rescue efforts.

Since Sunday, it has cut off road and rail access to the Barak Valley as well as key portions of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.

The met office in Guwahati has issued a warning widespread rain across the region over the next four days.

The state has been struggling to maintain the supply of essential commodities in the flood-hit areas and restore communication channels.

The worst affect districts include, Cachar, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath, Nagaon and Lakhimpur.

Read more :-Assam Flood: NF Railway begins restoration work in Dima Hasao 

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