Assam reels under floods

Fresh floods in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; UP, Bihar warned of heavy rains

Fresh floods in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; UP, Bihar warned of heavy rains

According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, almost two million people have been affected by the floods, including thousands who have been forced to flee their homes.

Most of the forest areas in Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Lawkhua wildlife sanctuary are under the flood waters. Altogether 556 relief camps and relief distribution centers have been opened and 2,06,467 persons are taking shelter in the relief camps.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), eight districts have been affected with the number of affected population increasing to 63 329.

The DCs were directed to keep a vigil on relief and rescue efforts down to the grass-roots level.

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Nripendra Mishra has asked Assam Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia to submit a report detailing the damage and devastation caused by the current wave of floods in the state.

Ten people were killed in Assam on Sunday as heavy rain worsened the flood scenario in the state.

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Guwahati: Train services to the Northeast from the rest of the country have been stopped till Wednesday in view of the flood in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. The recent toll is apart from the 84 persons who died in the first wave of floods that hit the state between April to June.

Flood situation in Malda district is also serious.

As per the officials, 10 persons, including women and children, have been killed in the floods so far and almost two million people have been affected by the floods.

Floods also wreaked havoc in the river island of Majuli forcing the affected to flee to highlands. Sources said, army has been deployed at Nagaon and Kokrajhar district.

On the other hand, the Chief Minister today visited a flood relief camp at Bhismak LP School at Panchmile, Sadiya and took stock of the arrangements for the inmates at the camp. The deluge has claimed 15 lives in the past four days and displaced more than 23 lakh people, reported NDTV. He also sat for a discussion with the Indian Railway authorities and discussed with them the expeditious construction of road cum rail bridge at Bogibeel.

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