Guwahati: Death toll in Assam floods was up by eight till Tuesday evening as over 4 lakh people remain flood affected in the state. Concerned over the grim situation, union home minister Amit Shah dialed state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and assured Centre’s support in this situation.
As per the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA) at least 403352 remained flood affected till Tuesday evening while 39558 including 3749 children continued taking shelter in 178 relief camps set up in the state.
On Tuesday, one more death due to flood was recorded by ASDMA in Udalguri district taking the death toll to eight already. Another one person was reported missing in Nagaon district too.
Meanwhile, a review meeting was held at Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall on Tuesday also for stocktaking of the current situation in Dima Hasao, Hojai, Cachar and other Barak Valley districts in the state affected due to severe flood and landslide since last few days.
Pressing issues that have been discussed in the meeting were maintenance of supplies of essential food items to the affected districts especially Dima Hasao, reopening of the National Highway connected to the affected districts, uninterrupted electricity supply and maintaining the communication network (voice and data).
Meanwhilechief minister Sarma also dialed his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma and requested to take necessary steps to restore road connectivity with Barak valley.