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Assam Floods Claim Six More Lives, Death Toll Reaches 70

The flood situation in Assam remained dire on Saturday as six more individuals lost their lives, bringing the total death toll to 70, according to an official bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Two fatalities were reported in Charaideo, with one each in Goalpara, Morigaon, Sonitpur, and Tinsukia districts due to the […]

Assam Flood Crisis: Death Toll Climbs To 84
Assam Flood Crisis: Death Toll Climbs To 84

The flood situation in Assam remained dire on Saturday as six more individuals lost their lives, bringing the total death toll to 70, according to an official bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Two fatalities were reported in Charaideo, with one each in Goalpara, Morigaon, Sonitpur, and Tinsukia districts due to the devastating floods. Approximately 2.4 million people across 29 districts have been affected, and floodwaters have submerged 68,768.5 hectares of cropland.

Dhubri is among the hardest-hit districts, with nearly 798,000 people affected, followed by Cachar with 175,231 affected individuals, and Darrang with 163,218 affected people. About 53,429 individuals have sought refuge in 577 relief camps.

Major rivers like the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, including the Burhi Dihing, Dikhou, Disang, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Kopili, and Sankosh, are flowing above danger levels, causing widespread inundation. The Barak river is also exceeding danger marks at several points.

The floods have affected 1,549,161 animals and claimed the lives of 114 wild animals. Infrastructure damage includes 126 roads and two bridges, highlighting the extensive impact of the ongoing flood disaster.

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