Assam’s flood crisis worsens; over 300,000 affected across 21 districts

The flood situation in Assam took a grim turn on August 29, impacting more than 300,000 individuals in 21 districts, as per an official report. Numerous significant rivers, including the Brahmaputra, remained at levels exceeding the danger mark in various regions of the state.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin indicated that the count of affected districts escalated from 17 to 21 within a day.

Reports suggest the count of flood-stricken populace surged to 307,489, with Lakhimpur district experiencing the severest impact, submerging 71,889 individuals. Majuli and Golaghat were also significantly afflicted, with 47,163 and 40,921 individuals respectively grappling with inundation.

The previous day’s report registered 190,675 flood-affected individuals. The death toll from this year’s floods held steady at 15, with no new casualties recorded. Presently, a total of 698 people are being accommodated within four relief camps, alongside 87 distribution centers that are providing relief assistance.

Local authorities and personnel from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed to carry out rescue operations across various regions.

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