Assam Floods: Brahmaputra river flowing above danger mark, almost 85 people lost lives

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Flood situation in Assam is getting worse day by day as it has washed out 28 out of 30 districts in the state. As per the current estimation, the condition in Assam due to flood is more distressing than the last year.

The authorities have set up 748 relief camps in 24 districts where 49, 313 people are talking shelter. Around 39,79,563 people in 3,218 villages and localities across 28 districts in Assam are affected.

While the flood situation in Assam remains critical with the most of the rivers including Brahmaputra flowing terrifyingly above the danger mark. The water level of the Barak river which flows through Cachar district in the state too has been on the rise in the recent days.

A Central war commission official told ANI, “Situation is under control, however, further rains can cause a flood-like situation in the area. Currently, water is below the danger level.”

Meanwhile, an employee of the state Water Resource Department elaborated upon current situation in the region and said that there have been no reports of flooding do the river water in the district the situation can be worse if the rain water enters the Barak river.

“Water from Mizoram and other places located above enters the Barak river. The situation can turn bad if more water enters the river. We are working with the Central Water Commission as per the inputs we get. We are trying our level best to do our duty even during the Covid-19 phase,” Deborato Roy, an employee of the state water resource department said.

He further said that, “The water level at the Annapurna ghat had increased approximately 30 cm above the danger level two-three days back, but now it has receded and is below the danger level. The water in the Barak river is currently almost a metre below the danger level. We are fully ready for any challenges the rising of water level in the river may pose,”

At least 84 people have lost their lives, around 108 animals including nine rhinoceroses have died at Kaziranga National Park due to heavy flood in Assam till Sunday.

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