Death toll reaches to 44 with five more people being killed due to flood in Assam on Wednesday. As per the state disaster management authority, one death each was reported from Majuli, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Golaghat and Nagaon districts.
Growing water levels in rivers and low lying areas have affected more than 17 lakh people in 28 districts. As per official figures, more than 31,000 people are displaced and are taking shelter in relief camps.
“Our government is extending all possible help in rescue and relief operations. Efforts are underway at all levels to ensure that the floods affected are taken care of,” said chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Majuli on Wednesday.
The affected districts include Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Marigaon, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Charaideo, Goalpara and Karbi Anglong.
About 2,500 villages are swamped across the state and 1,05,860 hectares of crop area got affected. Besides, 10 lakh animals have been affected and 1652 houses were destroyed on Wednesday. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the state are flooded.
PM Modi spoke to Arunachal Pradesh CM to take stock of the harm caused by floods and landslides. PM told Khandu that the government is examining the situation. The PM has also asked union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju to supervise rescue and relief operations.