The flood situation of Assam remained grim on Friday as the death toll kept on rising with each day passing. Reports said that the state has witnessed another seven deaths including two children so far in the last 24 hours and a search operation is still underway.
As of now, the death toll crossed the 106 mark. More than 54 lakh people have been affected due to one of the worst landslides in the state.
Reports also revealed that the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with their tributaries are in a spate of most of the affected areas. However, a large piece of land of the state is still underwater.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) along with other organizations working hard to rescue people. They rescued more than 3658 people throughout the state on Thursday by using 276 boats.
An official person from the NDRF team said that over 14,500 marooned people have been rescued by the team from Assam’s 12 flood-affected areas.
According to the NDRF’s assistant commandant Santosh Singh, the 1st Battalion Disaster Response Force of the NDRF speed up their rescue operation in the affected districts. He said more than 70 boats and 400 troops in the multiple affected areas have been deployed. Apart from this, additional teams from other battalions with more than 206 personnel have been airlifted to Silchar since Tuesday, Singh added
The district administrations from flood-affected areas have set up somewhere around 759 relief camps, under which more than 2.84 lakh people who have lost their home staying in it. Meanwhile, it has been reported that the districts including Sivasagar, Dhubri, the Brahmaputra, Nagaon, Kopili, and Disang are currently flowing above the danger level mark.
As far as the damage is concerned, the flood has destroyed more than 217 roads and 20 bridges in the state. Apart from this, there are reports that claimed that a crop area of 99,026 hectares and 33,17,086 animals have been affected due to the flood.
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