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11 more die, 33.5 lakh affected in 2nd wave of Assam floods

11 more die, 33.5 lakh affected in 2nd wave of Assam floods”

Around 2,970 villages were under water and 1.43 lakh hectares of crop area were damaged, the ASDMA said. 85,949 out of 69.81 lakh people have been rescued and reached into the 343 relief camps in diffrent places.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above danger mark at Neematighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri. The death toll has crossed 56 in Bihar.

Saharsa and Khagaria were the latest districts to be affected during the day, Special Secretary in the Disaster Management Department, Anirudh Kumar, said.

Five districts of West Bengal have been affected by the floods.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cancelled his planned aerial survey of the Bettiah and Valmikinagar areas due to bad weather.

On Monday, PMr Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal for the second time and said all possible support is being provided to the state.

Over three lakh people have been affected in 611 villages while almost 30 hectares of cropland are under flood water. Four thousand people were evacuated to safer places yesterday.

The army was assisting the civil administration in rescue and relief operations, the reports said.

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Meanwhile, all trains to the Northeast from rest of the country have been cancelled till August 20 due to damages on tracks due to floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, officials said today.

The Assam chief minister urged him to take measures for the safety and security of the traders from the state and protect their businesses from being vandalized, an official release said.

Rahman's pictures posted on Facebook sparked a spate of headlines and TV voice-overs soaked in nationalistic pride, TV anchors announcing in choked voices - "Flood-affected in Assam celebrate Independence Day". At present, 19 teams of NDRF with 38 deep divers, 54 boats and all other lifesaving aids are deployed in flood-affected areas.

The Indian Express also reported that the situation was also grim in Arunachal Pradesh as recurring landslides due to heavy rain disrupted traffic in the state.

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