Assam: 17 dead in floods, landslides in 24 hours | Guwahati News – Times of India


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GUWAHATI: Fourteen persons have died in flood and three others in landslides in Assam in the last 24 hours, which has taken the death toll to 62 (53 in flood, nine in landslides) in the last 36 days after the onset of this year’s rainy season in the state.
Another eight persons, including three children, are reported missing in floods at different places on Saturday.
The flood situation in this second wave since June 14 worsened further on Saturday. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, altogether 32 districts have been hit by this current wave and has affected more than 30 lakh population.
Over 1.5 lakh flood displaced people are taking shelter in over 500 relief camps set up across the state.
The torrential SW monsoon rains kept the flood situation in the state unchanged as the current second wave of flood hit Barak valley on Saturday, five days after it hit the Brahmaputra valley. According to IMD, the state has received 147% excess rainfall on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called up CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation. “Earlier today, spoke to Assam CM and took stock of the situation due to floods in the state. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Assam affected by flooding,” Modi tweeted.





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