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Assam Floods | 14 people killed in incessant rainfall ; 103 roads, 13 districts affected

Nagaon is the hardest-hit district, with over 300,000 people affected, followed by Cachar, where more than 100,000 people are impacted

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- June 03rd 2024 10:41 AM
Assam Floods | 14 people killed in incessant rainfall ; 103 roads, 13 districts affected

Assam Floods | 14 people killed in incessant rainfall ; 103 roads, 13 districts affected

Assam Floods | The floods that have inundated parts of Assam have resulted in 14 deaths. Three additional fatalities were reported on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 14 since May 28, as stated in a bulletin by the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

As of June 1, the death toll was eight following continuous rainfall in the state after Cyclone Remal made landfall. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) also reported that two people were missing as of June 2.


The Kopili, Barak, and Kushiyara rivers are flowing above the danger level. The floods have affected 13 districts, including Hailakandi, Karimganj, Hojai, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Morigaon, Cachar, South Salmara, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, and Dima Hasao.

Nagaon is the hardest-hit district, with over 300,000 people affected, followed by Cachar, where more than 100,000 people are impacted. The Brahmaputra River's water level has been rising due to continuous rainfall in many parts of Assam and neighbouring states over the past few days.

Floodwaters have submerged 4,931 hectares of crop area in the affected districts. The administration has established 275 relief camps and distribution centres, providing shelter to 39,269 people. Additionally, the floods have damaged 103 roads across several districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the families of each person deceased due to the natural disasters following Cyclone Remal in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, and West Bengal. He also announced that those injured in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal would receive Rs 50,000 each.

 "An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased due to the natural disasters in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and West Bengal. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000 each: PM," the Prime Minister's Office said in a post on 'X'. 


- With inputs from agencies

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