The toll due to floods and landslides in Assam rose to 101 on Thursday as twelve more persons died in the state in the last 24-hour, PTI reported. While four persons died in the Hojai district, three each in Barpeta and Nalbari and two in Kamrup, the state disaster management authority said. Four children were among the twelve who died on Wednesday. Over 54.7 lakh people have been affected in 4,941 villages across 32 districts.
A total of 845 relief camps and 1,025 relief distribution centers were established by the county government of the affected counties and protected more than 2.71 thousand people.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of flood-affected districts came down from 31 to 29 during the last 24 hours. Almost 4 lakh people have returned home.
“Minus the status of three districts from where we are yet to receive reports, 12 human lives have been lost since Tuesday evening. There are now 51.25 lakh affected people across 4,374 villages, and 97,368.50 hectares of cropland are under water,” an ASDMA spokesperson said.
“A worrying factor is the number of people missing in the floods since April. Of the 35 people missing, seven are from Cachar district, followed by six from Hojai,” she added.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is slated to reach Silchar on Thursday to review the situation related to the floods. On Wednesday, he visited flood-hit regions of the Nagaon and Morigaon districts.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday visited the relief camp set up at Phulaguri Higher Secondary School in Nagaon district of Assam to meet flood-affected people of the region.