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Assam Flood: 45 lakh people affected, and 7 more deaths bring the total to 107

Assam’s flood situation remained dire as seven more persons, two of them were children that died in the previous day. The state has been devastated by the flood, which has resulted in 107 deaths overall, including 17 fatal landslide deaths.

The seven new fatalities include two from the newly constituted districts of Bajali and Tamulpur, one each from Dhubri, Cachar, and Barpeta, and two from Cachar. There are still flood waters engulfing 4,536 settlements in total. With over 10.32 lakh impacted, Barpeta is the worst-hit district, followed by Nagaon with over 5.03 lakh displaced residents.

The overall number of people impacted by floods decreased to 45.34 lakh across 30 districts of the state, signalling a minor improvement in the situation.

Across all 30 impacted districts, there are 759 relief camps housing a total of 2.84 lakh people. These camps were established by the different district administrations. At Dhubri, Sivasagar, and Nagaon districts, the Brahmaputra, Disang, and Kopili rivers are flowing beyond the danger level threshold.