Assam’s flood situation worsens again, death toll reaches 151

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated, with 10 regions reporting 12 new deaths. At present, the death toll caused by floods in the state has reached 151, the Assam Disaster Management Authority reported on Wednesday.

More than 3.15 million people in the 26 districts of Assam are still affected by floods, more than 300,000 people are still sheltering in 840 disaster relief camps, and 91,349.26 hectares of crops have been submerged.

Over 31.50 lakh people in 26 districts under 79 revenue circles across the state are still affected by flood waters.

Meanwhile, the Beki, Kopili and Brahmaputra Rivers are flowing over dangerous levels. Over 3 lakh people are currently residing in 840 relief camps set across the state.

The NDRF, SDRF, Army and Fire and Emergency Services are conducting relentless rescue operations in flood-hit areas.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) said that it airlifted a total of 517 tons of relief material across various flood-affected regions of Assam and Meghalaya over the past six days. According to IAF officials, it has flown more than 130 humanitarian assurance missions till now and dropped 700 tons of load in the last five days for the Assam floods.

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