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Assam Flood Worsening: Three More Deaths, New Areas Submerged!

The flood situation in Assam worsened, with three more fatalities reported and new areas flooded. Over 535,000 people in 13 districts were affected, though slightly down from previous numbers.

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The flood situation in Assam remained grim, with three additional fatalities reported and new areas being inundated.

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Although there was a slight decrease in the number of affected people, the situation persisted as a significant concern, PTI reported.

“Rivers remained in spate, while affected people took shelter in relief camps in different areas," it said. According to a bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 535,246 individuals across 13 districts remained affected by the flood.

This number represents a decrease from the 601,642 affected individuals across 10 districts reported on Saturday. Tragically, the flood and storm-related fatalities since May 28 have now reached 18, with two deaths reported in Cachar and one in Nagaon. “Three major rivers – Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara – continued to flow above the danger level," the ASDMA bulletin said.

Nagaon emerged as the worst-hit district, with 303,567 people still affected, followed by Cachar with 109,798 and Hojai with 86,382 affected individuals. The situation prompted the establishment of 193 relief camps across various districts, accommodating over 39,000 displaced individuals. Additionally, 82 relief distribution centers were actively providing assistance.

Multiple agencies, including the NDRF, SDRF, and local administration, were engaged in rescue and relief operations. Medical teams were also deployed to provide assistance in the affected areas. Reports of infrastructure damage, including roads, bridges, and other property, have surfaced from different districts, further underscoring the severity of the situation.

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