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Over 1 lakh people affected as flood situation in Assam remains grim

Over 1 lakh people affected as flood situation in Assam remains grim

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Guwahati: Over 1.17 lakh people across ten districts of Assam continued to struggle with the flooding on Sunday, according to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who expressed the dire situation of the state's flood crisis.

968 villages in 27 revenue circles in these regions have been inundated by floodwaters, he stated in a post on X.

The authorities are presently running 134 relief camps and 94 relief distribution centres, where a total of 17,661 people are taking shelter currently, he added.

Mr Sarma also said that the Kushiyara River is at present flowing above the danger mark at Karimganj in the Barak Valley.

On Saturday, the flood situation had improved marginally as the number of affected people decreased, though two more deaths were reported, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Cropland of 3,995.33 hectares was still under flood waters, while 2,20,546 animals, including 47,795 poultry, remained affected, it added.

Damage to various infrastructures like houses, cattle sheds, roads, bridges and embankments, were reported from across the State, the ASDMA said.

With PTI inputs

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