The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Thursday with one more person losing his life and nearly 7.18 lakh people in 27 districts remaining affected by the deluge, an official bulletin said.
According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned in Kampur revenue circle of Nagaon district.
#WATCH Flood situation in Kampur area under Raha Assembly constituency in Assam’s Nagaon district remains grim as thousands are affected; Water levels of Kopili, Borapani rivers continue to rise pic.twitter.com/T1lU8pXYXp
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2022
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier tweeted, The Centre has sanctioned ₹1,000 cr for Assam and we have already released ₹150 cr to the district authorities. We have sufficient funds to deal with the situation. Our Govt machinery is working 24×7 to help affected people and undertake relief measures.
The Centre has sanctioned ₹1,000 cr for Assam and we have already released ₹150 cr to the district authorities. We have sufficient funds to deal with the situation.
Our Govt machinery is working 24×7 to help affected people and undertake relief measures. pic.twitter.com/vdBln6HKcu
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 18, 2022
Besides, two more persons are reported to be missing at Kampur, it said.
With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year’s flood and landslides has gone up to 10 across the state.
#WATCH | Aftermath of incessant rainfall and flood at New Haflong railway station in Dima Hasao district of Assam. pic.twitter.com/Ck41b4TFsM
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2022
ASDMA said that more than 7,17,500 people are hit due to floods in Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.