Dima Hasao was the worst-hit district in the first wave of flood in the state this year as connectivity was disrupted from mid of May.
Heavy rains and a rush of water from upstream in India's northeast swelled rivers in Bangladesh, with two main border rivers, the Surma and Kushiara, breaching a major embankment.
Madan Reddy, a native of Andhra Pradesh, came to Kadadalli village outskirts and was struck in the Benne Halla floods. As he has not had a mobile phone, he could not able to contact anyone.
However, the number of people hit by the calamity decreased marginally to 6,80,118 lakh, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
The deaths occurred in Cachar (2), Lakhimpur (1) and Nagaon (1) districts on Friday. With these, the death toll went up to 14 – nine died in flood and five others in landslides.
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While speaking to the CM, many complained that rajakaluves and other drains had not been maintained properly and were repeatedly blocking and causing overflows.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it would take 45 days to restore train services in Dima Hasao. Trains pass through this district to go to southern Assam’s Barak Valley, Tripura and Manipur.
Assam is reeling under floods, with heavy rainfall and landslides affecting lives in many districts.
RailTel made special arrangements for providing communication using station wi-fi to the stranded passengers of the two trains stuck on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section in Assam last week.
“Our transformer on Peenya side tripped because of tripping of the KPTCL transformer on Puttenahalli side. It was restored later.”
Landslides triggered by incessant rain snapped rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district of Assam and neighbouring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.
AHSCE on Tuesday informed all the heads of the institutions under it that the Higher Secondary first year examinations to be held till Saturday are suspended until further order.
At least three people were killed in landslides in Dima Hasao district of Assam, an official bulletin said.
A senior official told TNIE that the Water Resources Department (WRD) had submitted a proposal for Rs 1,297.49 crore to carry out flood mitigation work.