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Assam Floods: Death Toll Jumps To 26, 5.8 Lakh People Still Reeling

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Tuesday visited the flood-affected areas to take stock of the prevailing situation in Haflong and Dima Hasao.

Assam Floods: Death Toll Jumps To 26, 5.8 Lakh People Still Reeling

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: The death toll in the Assam floods reached 26 as two more people from Nagaon and Cachar districts lost their lives despite the situation improving slightly on Tuesday.

As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), due to the floods over 5.8 lakh, people have been affected across 17 districts.

These seventeen districts are Cachar, Darrang, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi-Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, and Sonitpur.

According to ASDMA data, of these 17 districts, Nagaon is the worst hit with over 3.46 lakh people affected by the deluge, followed by Cachar with nearly 1.78 lakh persons and Morigaon with more than 40,900 people.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Tuesday visited the flood-affected areas to take stock of the prevailing situation in Haflong and Dima Hasao.

Notably, during the past few days, Haflong has been severely affected due to heavy rains and landslides.

Sarma visited various parts of Haflong that have been affected by floods and saw the relief camp at lower Haflong LP School where as many as 17 people have been affected.

Later, the Assam CM also visited the affected family members who lost their lives in the landslide that occurred in the Hokai Punchi village area.

Following the devastation caused by floods, Sarma also assured people of rehabilitating them by building their houses and also set up meetings for the purpose with the high government officials.

'A central government agency will visit the place to study and analyze the damages that happened by the bad climatic condition,'' he told while speaking to media persons.

Also read: Central team to assess flood damage in Assam

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