The flood situation in Assam is getting worse, with over 3,41,837 people now affected from 14 districts.
Upto 3.41 lakh people affected due to heavy rainfall &floods in #Assam #India— Fridays For Future India 🇮🇳🌏 (@FFFIndia) July 11, 2020
40 deaths reported.
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The condition became particularly bad on Friday as 2 districts, Dibrugarh and Udalgiri (included in the 14 mentioned above), got inundated, affecting around 1.70 lakh people in the area.
Overall, 64 lives have been lost to the floods till now, out of which 40 were directly related to it, while 24 others were due to the landslides.
Second wave of floods in Assam effecting tea estates. Soil erosion happening in estates near major rivers as this video shows erosion in Digulturrung TÉ. TRA Upper Assam branch is monitoring the situation & is in touch with planters. @DoC_GoI @teaboardofindia #assamfloods pic.twitter.com/9rcDsvOOGW— TRA Tocklai (@TRATocklai) July 11, 2020
The problem is far from over, though, as more rain is expected in Assam and Meghalaya over next few days, further flooding already overwhelmed waters of Brahmaputra.
Around 46,797.09 hectares of crop also got damaged because of the floods in 724 villages of 14 districts.
Second wave of floods in Upper Assam affecting tea estates. In the video green leaf being taken on a boat from the field in Nalani Tea Estate. #2020SoFar @DoC_GoI @teaboardofindia #assamfloods pic.twitter.com/XhrO75759C— Joydeep Phukan (@joyphukan) July 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the authorities have also declared that Dhemaji is the worst-hit district, followed by Lakhimpur. They have 1.3 lakh and 75,000 people affected, respectively.
Apart from this, 2,36,074 animals are reported to have been affected by the deluge in last one day.
Village: Bogribari, Dhepargaon— Sansuma Baro (@SansumaBaro19) July 11, 2020
Name of the River: Puthimari River
Condition: Local people are preparing to left their home before it breaks the boundary.#assamfloods #assam #flood @ravishndtv @NewsLiveGhy @anjanaomkashyap @PragNews pic.twitter.com/xTrs2XJ69G