What You Know So Far: Assam Floods Displace Thousands, Karimganj Hit Hardest
What You Know So Far: Assam Floods Displace Thousands, Karimganj Hit Hardest

The recent heavy rainfall in Assam has severely affected over 161,000 people across 15 districts, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). The floods have tragically claimed 26 lives so far. Karimganj district is facing the brunt of the disaster, with more than 152,000 people, including 41,711 children, affected by the flooding. The calamity has submerged 470 villages in 28 revenue circles across 15 districts, inundating approximately 1,378.64 hectares of crop area.

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated further on Tuesday, with over 1.61 lakh people affected in 15 districts, and one more fatality reported in Hailakandi district, bringing the total death toll to 35 due to floods, rains, and storms since May 28.

Karimganj remains the worst affected district, with 152,133 people reeling under flood waters, as per the latest bulletin by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority. The floods have also washed away a total crop area of 1,378.64 hectares, affecting 54,877 animals. About 5,114 affected people have sought refuge in 43 relief camps.

Currently, 470 villages are submerged across 24 revenue circles. Flood waters have damaged embankments, roads, bridges, and other crucial infrastructure in several districts. The bulletin has also reported that the Kopili river at Kampur is flowing above the danger mark.

The affected districts include Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Hojai, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Tamulpur, Udalguri, Darrang, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Karimganj, Goalpara, Nagaon, Chirang, and Kokrajhar.

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