Floods in Assam inundate 28 of 33 districts

As the second wave of floods in Assam worsened by the day, with 12 lakh more people getting affected and four more deaths being reported over 24 hours, the Army was pressed into rescue operations and asked to remain on standby on Sunday.

The National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been engaged to rescue 7,833 people in 11 districts. As many as 800 people were rescued on Sunday. Death toll rose to 11 as bodies of four more people were retrieved on Sunday.

According to a state disaster management authority report, over 26 lakh people have been affected in 28 districts, leaving just five districts unaffected in the state. Meanwhile, 90% of Kaziranga’s 430-sqkm area has gone under water.

Floods have marooned over 5,000 people in Tripura where incessant rain over the last two days washed a person away and forced the administration to move people to around 25 relief camps.

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