Assam reels under floods, six more die

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Assam reels under floods, six more die

  • Much of the northeast had an almost rainless day on Tuesday but there was no respite for people across the flood-hit areas, especially in the western and southern parts of Assam.

Situation so far

  • 53.94 lakh people have been affected across 5,123 villages in 31 districts and crops in 108,030.98 hectares have been damaged.
  • The water level in Kaziranga National Park receded marginally.
  • Floods and landslides have so far claimed 126 lives in the northeast, 32 of them in Meghalaya and six in Arunachal Pradesh.

Situation critical

  • The NDRF was rushed to Cachar in Barak Valley of Assam for rescue operations as the flood situation remained critical with the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with its tributaries in spate.
  • In Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, 14 of the total 25 camps have been inundated though there are no reports of animal casualty so far.
  • Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has cancelled, short terminated or diverted several trains following damages in railway tracks due to flooding.

Prelims Takeaway

  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Barak Valley
  • Brahmaputra and Barak rivers
  • Kaziranga National Park