108 people killed, over 35 lakh affected in Assam floods so far
108 people killed, over 35 lakh affected in Assam floods so far

Guwahati: Floods have wreaked havoc in several districts of Assam. Seven more people have died in the state in the flood and landslide incidents, taking the total death toll due to the floods to 108. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is keeping a close watch on the flood situation. The previous day, he conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected Silchar. More than 35 lakh people in 30 districts have been badly affected by the floods. However, a day earlier, the figure had crossed 54 lakh in 32 districts.

PM Modi is also keeping an eye on the current flood situation in Assam. He said the Centre is keeping a constant watch on the flood situation in Assam and is working closely with the Assam government to meet the challenge. Pm Modi said, "Teams of Army and NDRF are present in the flood affected areas. They are carrying out rescue operations and assisting the affected people. The Air Force has flown more than 250 flights under the evacuation process. '

According to media reports, seven new deaths - two each from Cachar and Barpeta and one each from Bajli, Dhubri and Tamulpur districts were recorded. A total of 108 people have lost their lives so far. Most of the affected districts continue to be flooded as large parts of the land have been inundated even after the water receded at some places. After conducting an aerial survey, CM Sarma reviewed the flood situation in the Barak Valley area and announced that additional army contingents would be sent to Silchar town to evacuate those stranded there.

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