Guwahati: Flood situation in the state continued to improve gradually with no downpour in most of the areas of the region on Monday. However, the death toll seemed to be unstopping with eight more people including two children killed in the flood water during the last 24 hours.
Till Monday evening, the death toll in the first wave of flood jumped to 134 while over 21 lakh people continued to remain flood affected in the state.
A total of 22 districts- Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri remained flood affected.
Over 1.9 lakh people were still taking shelter in relief camps across the affected districts.
Meanwhile, neighbouring state of Mizoram has decided to send packaged drinking water bottles to the distressed people of Barak valley which remained almost disconnected from the rest of the state via road.
Mizoram’s Central Young Mizo Association was already on their way to deliver drinking waters to Assam flood victims.