Assam Floods: Death toll rises to 107, 30 districts reeling under flood water

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Barpeta, Dhubri, Kamrup, Darrang, Cachar, and Nalbari have been severely affected, said official
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Entire Silchar town reeling under flood water | File Image

Guwahati: At least seven people have died in floods and landslides in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 107, said Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

Over 45 lakh people across 30 districts are reeling under flood waters.

Kopili (Dharamtul; Kampur), Disang (Nanglamuraghat), Brahmaputra (Dhubri) are flowing above danger level, officials said.

Barpeta, Dhubri, Kamrup, Darrang, Cachar, and Nalbari have been severely affected, said an official.

Around 100869.76 hectares of crop area are damaged till now. The flood in Assam has affected more than 33 lakh animals.

Meanwhile, the prime minister of India on Thursday took to Twitter to state that the Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.

This comes at a time when the opposition parties in the state allegedly blamed Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for miserably failing to convince the Central Government to release sufficient funds to handle and address the ravaged flood situation.

“Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge,” wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his official Twitter handle.

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