Mumbai: As many as 12 more persons were killed in Assam on Wednesday amid floods, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
On Wednesday, June 22, 12 more people died amid floods in Assam, taking the state’s death toll to 100.
Earlier, seven people including three children had died in a single day.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the Barpeta district has been the worst hit by the floods, affecting more than 12 lakh people so far. According to the Times of India report, more than 26 lakh people have been displaced and are currently taking shelter in 862 relief camps.
Officials said the situation remained grim for the past one week, with 55 lakh people affected in 32 districts as new areas of the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers were flooded.
The Center has also sent additional teams of NDRF to Silchar town of Barak Valley, which is facing the worst flood ever.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation on Saturday, June 18 and assured “all possible assistance” from the Center to the state.
Officials said the flood situation in three districts of Barak Valley – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – remained grim, as the water level in Barak and Kushiyara rivers inundated more areas of the valley.
Almost 90 per cent of the area of the state has been affected by floods since pre-monsoon showers wreaked havoc last month.