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PHOTOS: Floods in Assam affect over 56 lakh, 102 dead

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: The Rediff News Bureau
July 27, 2020 13:49 IST
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A total 56,71,018 people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam due to floods since May 22, the state government said.

 

IMAGE: A boy transports a pot on a makeshift raft through a flooded area in Morigaon district. Photograph: David Talukdar/Reuters

102 people have died due to floods and 615 relief camps have been set up, according to the state government.

IMAGE: Flood-affected villagers are transported on a boat to a safer place at Kachua village in Nagaon district. Photograph: Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters

At present, 2,265 villages were inundated and 1,12,667.06 hectares of crop area has been damaged across Assam, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

IMAGE: A villager looks at his submerged house while sitting on a branch of a tree, in Morigaon district. Photograph: Rupjyoti Sarma/ANI Photo

A total of 132 animals at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve have died due to floods related incidents.

IMAGE: Flood-affected villagers disembark a boat after they reached a safer place at Kachua village in Nagaon district. Photograph: Anuwar Hazarika/Reutres

"132 animal deaths reported at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, Bokahat due to drowning and other reasons, so far.

"This includes 14 rhinos, 5 wild buffaloes, 8 wild boars, 2 swamp deer, 98 hog deer, 1 sambar, 3 porcupines and 1 Python," said the Government of Assam.

IMAGE: A team of medics provide medicines to the flood-affected people in Morigaon district. Photograph: PTI Photo

On Sunday, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had evacuated villagers and livestock to safer places from flood-affected areas of Dighirpam Bazar in Assam's Barpeta district.

IMAGE: Children walk past cattle on an embankment in a flooded area in Morigaon district. Photograph: David Talukdar/Reuters

Floods have wreaked havoc in various districts of Assam for the fourth time this year.

IMAGE: Villagers carry their belongings as they move to a safer place from a flood affected area, in Morigaon district. Photograph: PTI Photo

Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday and assured him help from the Centre and the North Eastern Council to restore and repair the infrastructure damaged in floods.

IMAGE: NDRF personnel rescue villagers in Barpeta on Sunday. Photograph: Lal Singh/ANI Photo

Singh said the central government is constantly monitoring the flood situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and other affected states in the northeast.

IMAGE: Villagers along with their cattle move across a flood-affected area on a boat, in Morigaon district. Photograph: Rupjyoti Sarma/ANI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking regular updates on the situation, he added.

-- with PTI inputs

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