Assam flood: Death toll reaches 8, over 4 lakh affected

Heavy rain and flood continue to wreak havoc in Assam, with the number of people being affected. As per the government reports around 8 people died in the ongoing flood. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said the number of affected people has reached 4,03,352 across 26 districts from 1,97,248 in 20 districts on Monday.

Rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district were snapped after heavy landslides in Assam and neighbouring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur. Landslides also wreaked havoc in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, snapping road connectivity in many areas. Cachar is the worst-hit district with 96,697 affected people while 88,420 and 58,975 people are reeling under the deluge respectively. Indian Army has been called in rescue operations as the flood situation in Assam has worsened.

 

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