Death toll rises to 101 in India’s Assam floods


Floods are an annual occurrence during the monsoon season in Assam, India. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

FLOODS have killed 101 people and affected more than 5.45 million others in the north-eastern state of Assam in India, said officials today.

Heavy rains have inundated several areas and triggered landslides, reported Xinhua.

Another 12 deaths were reported in Assam yesterday, bringing the death toll to 101 since mid-May, when the floods started hitting the state.

Officials said 32 districts are affected by the floods.

Almost 5,000 villages are inundated and 99,026ha of cropland are damaged, they added.

Local authorities have set up 1,871 relief camps and distribution centres in the affected districts, where 271,125 people, including 73,978 children, are taking shelter.

Officials said rescue and relief operations have been intensified and helicopters used to transport relief materials.

Floods are an annual occurrence during the monsoon season in Assam. – Bernama, June 23, 2022.



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