Assam Floods: 41,037 people affected in Cachar district

CACHAR: The situation in Assam's Cachar district remains dire, with more than 41,000 people affected by the current floods. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 41,037 people have been affected in 138 villages across the district, with 1,685 flood victims taking refuge in relief camps put up by the district administration. 

In the district, flooding have flooded 2099.6 hectares of crops. Three persons, including a child, from the Cachar district have been missing since Sunday, according to the ASDMA. In several regions of the district, the SDRF, Fire and Emergency Services, and the district administration are conducting rescue operations.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam's Nagaon district worsened after floodwaters from the Kopili river flooded many villages and farms in the Kampur area. 

The Kopili River has surpassed its previous Highest Flood Level of 61.79 metres recorded in  2004.

According to an official statement, the recent floods have affected around 57,000 people across seven districts in Assam. As per official data, almost 222 villages and 10321 people were affected by the floods in 15 revenue circles. Floodwaters had flooded 44 hectares of farmed land. This natural disaster in Assam has claimed the lives of three individuals, including a child.

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