Flood situation worsens in Assam, death toll rises to 62

Last Updated on July 6, 2024 9:43 am

Brahmaputra from China holds Rudramurti in India’s northeastern state of Assam. And this has worsened the flood situation in the Brahmaputra basin districts of Assam. Apart from the Brahmaputra, all the other major rivers of the state flow over Vipatseema. The death toll in this flood has risen to 62 and 2.25 million people have been trapped under water till the last news.

In a statement on Thursday (July 5), the Assam government said that the waters of all the major rivers of the state, including the Brahmaputra, are flowing over the Vipatseema. A large area has been submerged especially due to the water of Digaru and Kalong rivers. Meanwhile, the flood situation has also worsened in downstream Bangladesh as the Brahmaputra water has risen in Assam.

The districts of Assam affected by floods are — Dhubri, Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Charideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, East Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong, Karimganj and Lakpur. . Besides, Majuli, Marigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Shibsagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts have also been severely affected.

Meanwhile, in Assam, adjacent to Sylhet region of Bangladesh, the water of Barak River is flowing over the boundary at AP Ghat, BP Ghat, Chhota Bakra and Fulletrak Point. Besides, Barak’s tributaries Gharmura, Dhaleswari, Matijuri’s Katakhal and Karimganj city’s Kushiara rivers are also flowing over the border.

On the other hand, eight more people lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to the second round of floods in Assam. With this, the death toll in the state has increased to 46.

In this regard, the spokesperson of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said, “We have been able to confirm the death of 46 people so far in the two-stage floods that started from the last week of May.”

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