- NET Web Desk
Flood waters from the rivers Kushiyara, Longai, and Singla submerged new regions of Assam’s Karimganj district, displacing more than 1.34 lakh people. Key stretches across the district were also inundated.
According to ANI report, 82 people have died so far; as a result of floods and landslides triggered by excessive and torrential rainfall.
Atleast 5424 hamlets under 125 revenue circles of 32 districts – Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri are lashed by the deluge.
More than 12.30 lakh people have been affected alone in the Barpeta district of lower Assam, followed by 4.69 lakh people affected in Darrang, 4.40 lakh in Nagaon, 3.38 lakh in Bajali, 2.91 lakh in Dhubri, 2.82 lakh in Kamrup, 2.80 lakh in Goalpara, 2.07 lakh in Cachar, 1.84 lakh in Nalbari, 1.51 lakh in South Salmara, 1.46 lakh in Bongaigaon, and 1.34 lakh people in the Karimganj district.
Meanwhile, the district administration of the flood-hit regions has established 810 relief camps and 615 relief distribution centres, housing over 2.32 lakh people.
However, in view of the prevailing flood situations in the district, the administration of Karimganj has closed down all government and private educational institutions in the district till June 23.
Meanwhile, rescue efforts have been initiated by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) across flood-hit areas of Cachar district.
In view of the continuous inflow of water from the Barak River into Silchar town, the Cachar district administration has restricted vehicular movement across numerous stretches.
Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday informed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will transport one lakh litres of diesel and petrol to Silchar today.
Meanwhile, the flood situation at Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve remained unchanged, with 25 anti-poaching camps swamped by flood water until Monday.