Guwahati: With two more flood-related deaths reported from Kampur village in Nagaon on Monday, the toll in the pre-monsoon rains rose to 9. However, amid reports of receding rains, the number of flood-affected people in Assam been reported at 1,97,248, down from 2,52,150 a day earlier. The three districts of Goalpara, Nagaon, Hojai remain the only districts with flood problems, with water still inundating 253 villages.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority's (ASDMA) daily report, 24,927 hectares of crop land in the three affected districts have been inundated by flood waters.
ASDMA data reveals that as on Monday, 7,299 people are taking shelter in 45 relief camps which are operating in Goalpara (27) and Hojai (18).
At the same time, erosion has been reported from the districts of Dibrugarh (where 510 people have been affected in Chabua) and Sonitpur (where "severe" erosion was reported at the Tal Kalibari area under Tezpur).
It is pertinent to mention here that the pre-monsoon floods that swept on Assam shores showed ominous signs, with a severe spell of rain lashing several parts of the state for days on end. Yesterday, the toll in the first spate of pre-monsoon floods in Assam rose to seven with one more death reported from Matia in Goalpara which is, by far, the worst-affected district.