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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 119, over 57.7 lakh people affected

A total of 627 relief camps have been set up for the flood victims in the State, in which 1,56,991 victims are taking shelter.

Published: 29th September 2020 05:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2020 05:40 PM   |  A+A-

Assam floods

Villagers wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Hojai district of Assam on Tuesday. (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

DISPUR: Over 57.7 lakh people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam due to floods in the State, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Tuesday in its daily flood report.

"As many as 57,75,643 persons have been affected in 30 districts of Assam due to floods in the state," the ASDMA said adding that 119 people have lost their lives due to the floods so far.

A total of 627 relief camps have been set up for the flood victims in the State, in which 1,56,991 victims are taking shelter.

While the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed at eight locations of Assam, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is positioned at 40 different locations in the State.

According to the flood report of SDRF, NDRF, Circle Office, Civil Defence, IWT, and local people are involved in the rescue operations. Around 390 boats have been deployed for the aid.

The State has been suffering from flood situations for the past several weeks.  



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