Chelsea Football Club in solidarity with Assam Flood Vicitms

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NET News Desk

As the state of Assam has been reeling under the devastating floods, London based Chelsea Football Club took to its social media handles to send across a message of solidarity to the victims of Assam floods.

In two back to back social media posts each written in Assamese and English the football club wrote, “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods in Assam.”

This comes when the floods in Assam has ravaged over 27 districts of the Indian state affecting over 40 lakh people.

On Friday, the flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim, as five more deaths were reported, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 76, while around 36 lakh people in 28 of the state’s 33 districts have been affected.

According to the officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), of the 36 lakh flood-affected people, around 22 lakh are in four districts – Dhubri (8,92,109), Goalpara (4,43,768), Barpeta (4,29,708) and Morigaon (4,24,541).

Forest Department and ASDMA officials also said that at least 86 animals were killed, while 125 animals were rescued as 95 per cent of the world-famous Kaziranga national park, home to more than 2,200 one-horned Indian rhinoceros, was inundated.

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