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Assam Flood: Assam’s situation remains harsh after 10 deaths in 24 hours

Floods in Assam remained harsh on Saturday, killing 118 people and submerging the town of Silchar in the Cachar district for the sixth straight day, officials said.

Floods and landslides have killed another 10 people in the last 24 hours. Two people each died in the Barpeta, Dubri, Karimganj and Udalgri districts, and one each in Kacha and Morigaon.

According to a preliminary report issued by the Assam State Department of Disaster Management (ASDMA), the total population affected by the flood decreased from 45.34 rac in 30 districts the day before to 33.03 rac in 28 districts.

In some districts, the situation improved slightly as the Brahmaputra River in Dhubri showed a downward trend and the Kopili River in Nagaon flowed beyond the danger mark, officials said.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Keerthi Jalli said the administration of the Cachar district is engaged in rescue operations in Silchar to safely evacuate people, prioritizing the transfer of sick people to hospitals.

She said an Indian Air Force helicopter had airdropped parcels of food, drinking water bottles, and other necessities into the town until things improved.