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86,000 people affected due to heavy flood in Assam

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On Thursday, the flood situation in Assam worsened with nearly 86,000 people affected by the disaster across five districts of the state, said an official bulletin. 

As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA) daily flood report, Bongaigaon is in the worst condition, with more affected people across its villages 

Most Affected Areas

Currently, 174 villages are under dangerous flood, and crop areas of 5,147.34 hectares are damaged across the state, said ASDMA.

Bongaigaon district being in the worst condition, reached 52,714 people affected by the floodwaters. 

Dhemaji district has nearly 16,062 people affected by the flood, Chirang has 13,237 people, and Dibrugarh district has 3,717 people who were affected by the deadly disaster. But as good news and to get a sigh of relief, FRIMS declared that there had been no loss of human lives.

Statement made by FRIMS

FRIMS said authorities and distribution centres are making 34 relief camps for flood-affected people in four different districts, where 6,592 people have been given shelter.

The floodwater in a few districts totally destroys bridges, Roads, culverts, and other infrastructure, added the bulletin.

District administrations made relief camps for safety of flood-affected people

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Assuring the safety and security of flood-displaced people, a total of 23 relief camps and 11 distribution centres have been provided by the district administrations across four districts that currently include 6,592 people who are taking shelter under the relief camps.

Apart from that, nearly 200 people have been rescued by the respective authorities during the flood rescue operation introduced by the State Disaster Response Fund.

Animals under the effect of the deadly disaster

A total of 62,429 animals have been affected in three flood-destroyed districts that are Bongaigaon, with a number of 49,832 animals, Dhemaji with 11,677, and Chirang with 920. 

However, the FRIMS data assured that no animals had been washed away till now.

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