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Nagaon Assam The Worst District With 3.46 Lakh People Affected By Floods -By ASC


Assam floods: Nearly 3.46 lakh people have been affected alone in Nagaon district. (File)

Morigaon (Assam):

As the flood situation continues to remain gloomy in central Assam, Nagaon has become the worst -hit district in the state with nearly 3.46 lakh people affected by the floods.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority report, nearly 3.46 lakh people have been affected alone in Nagaon district followed by 2.29 lakh in Cachar district, 58,393 in Hojai, 28,001 in Darrang district, 38,538 in Morigaon district, and 16,382 in Karimganj district.

Nearly 10-12,000 people remain affected in Dharamtul, and Ahatguri districts.

Six people including two children on Sunday died after drowning in floods in Cachar, Hojai, and Nagaon districts and the death toll in floods and landslides rose to 24 people.

According to reports, 95,473.51 hectares of agricultural land and 2,095 villages are still under water.

A total of 91,518 people affected by the floods are now housed in 269 evacuation camps set up by the district administration.

The flood -hit district administration also set up 152 aid distribution centers.

A total of 26,236 stranded people were rescued with the help of the Indian Army, SDRF, NDRF, and volunteers.

Some of the people affected by the floods claimed they had not received any aid materials from the district administration and they were still sheltering on the roads, and fortifications for the past 4-5 days.

A total of 185 villages in the district are now under water and many people lost their homes after floodwaters entered their homes.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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