Four more people died due to floods in Assam, mounting the toll to 86 this monsoon season. The overall situation, however, improved with the water level in all 17 affected districts showing a receding trend since Sunday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said, reported PTI .
Of the fresh four deaths, two were reported from Barpeta and one each from Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts.
Altogether 1,348 villages in 50 revenue circles of the 17 districts are still deluge-hit, the ASDMA said.
The affected districts are Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar.
About 50,470 inmates are still in 522 relief camps while 28 relief distribution centres are operational in various districts of the state, the ASDMA said.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal too reviwed the flood situation in the state with senior officials
CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal reviewed flood relief and rehabilitation measures in a meeting with MLAs, district administration and officials of various departments at DC office, Goalpara.
Around 3.2 lakh people in 260 villages were affected by the floods in Goalpara district. pic.twitter.com/LImdhO0Nqe
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) July 23, 2019
The rivers flowing above the danger level are the Brahmaputra at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Disang at the Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur and Kushiara at Karimganj.