Assam Flood: Three more people died, 5.35 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam remains grim and three more people have died in rain-related incidents. Many new areas in the state have been submerged. However, an official bulletin said that there has been a slight decrease in the number of people affected by the floods.

It said that the rivers in the state are still in spate and the affected people in various areas have taken shelter in relief camps. A bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Sunday night said that 5,35,246 people are still affected by the floods in 13 districts.

On Saturday, the number of people affected by floods in 10 districts was 6,01,642. With the death of two persons in Cachar and one in Nagaon, the number of people killed in floods and storms since May 28 has risen to 18.

According to the ASDMA bulletin, three major rivers – Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara are flowing above the danger mark. More than 39,000 displaced people in various districts have taken shelter in 193 relief camps. Along with this, 82 other relief distribution centers have also been set up.

Several agencies including the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the local administration are carrying out relief and rescue operations while medical teams have also been deployed in the affected areas. Reports of damage to infrastructure including roads, bridges and other property have been received from various districts due to the floods.

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