Assam flood situation improves, nearly 14 lakh still affected

Guwahati: Assam’s flood situation improved on Monday as the number of affected people declined to nearly 14 lakh from the previous day’s 18.35 lakh, with the death of one more person that took the toll to 180, an official bulletin said.

According to the daily flood report issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the person lost his life due to the deluge in Cachar district during the day.

Besides, one more person is missing in the same district, it said.

The toll due to the flood and landslides this year rose to 180 in the state, the bulletin said.

The ASDMA said altogether 13,71,600 people are still affected by the floods in 21 districts, including Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri.

Cachar is the worst-hit district with nearly 6.69 lakh people suffering, followed by Nagaon (3.63 lakh people) and Morigaon (1.79 lakh people).