42 Dead As Floods Hit 32 Assam Districts, Meghalaya Loses Highways Link

Flood in Assam: More than 21 Laks affected, Silchar’s worst blow

Eight more people were killed in the devastating floods in Assam on Monday, and more than Rs 210,000 continued to suffer from the floods, officials said.

This year’s floods have killed 134 people, with eight reported during the day, five from the Cachar district and one from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Nagaon.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) also reports that one person is missing in the Cachar district.

However, some improvement was seen in the flood situation, and the total population affected decreased from 22.21 Rak in 28 districts the day before to 21.52 Rak in 22 districts.

The Kopili, Kachar, and Karimganj and Kushiara rivers in Nagaon flowed above dangerous levels, but most rivers showed a downward trend, officials said.

In the town of Silchar, which has been submerged for more than a week, efforts are underway to provide relief in areas not yet reached by the government by airlifting essentials such as food and drinking water bottles by Indian Air Force helicopters.