Assam Flood: 11 people have died and more than 4.5 million have been affected in the last 24 hours
The flood situation in Assam will not change on Monday as the situation looks harsh. The state has recorded 104% more rain than usual, not uncommon in Assam, especially during the monsoon season, but faces one of the largest floods in 10 years.
In the last 24 hours, 32 of the 35 districts of Assam have affected people at Rs. 470,000, killing 11 people. In the last seven days, severe flood conditions have killed 44 people. About 5,424 villages were flooded.
More than Rs 231,000 were forced to evacuate to 615 relief camps.
The bodies of two police officers washed away by a flood in the Nagaon district of Central Assam on Sunday night were recovered on Monday. According to Assam police, a team at the Kampur police station engaged in rescue operations late Sunday night when Deputy Inspector Samjar Kakoti and Constable Rajiv Boldroy were swept away by the flood.
Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Salma has ordered the airdrops of food and other relief supplies in areas with heavy inundation, officials said. Salma gave instructions during the day after a review meeting with his cabinet colleagues and senior district officials.
The Prime Minister said rescue and rescue operations should be a top priority and should not be delayed because of delayed procedures.