February 26, 2024
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Over 21 Lakh People Affected, Silchar Worst-Hit by Assam Floods

Over 21 lakh people were still in need of assistance as a result of the downpour on Monday, according to officials, while eight more people perished in the deadly flood that hit Assam. Eight deaths were confirmed during the day, including five from Cachar district and one each from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, and Nagaon, they added, bringing the total number of fatalities related to the flood this year to 134.

A statement from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority stated that one further person had been reported missing in the Cachar area (ASDMA).

However, there was some improvement in the flood situation, with the overall impacted population falling to 21,52 lakh in 22 districts from 22,21 lakh in 28 districts the day before.

Although Kopili at Nagaon, Barak at Cachar, and Karimganj and Kushiara in Karimganj were flowing over the danger level, the officials stated, the majority of the rivers indicated a pattern of retreat.

In Silchar town, which has been under water for more than a week, efforts are being made to offer aid in those regions where the administration has not yet arrived by using helicopters of the Indian Air Force to air drop packages including food, water bottles, and other necessities.

According to Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also being used to create a flood map of Silchar town in order to assess the damage and aid in developing future loss mitigation strategies.

In the meantime, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan gave the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund a donation of 25 lakh on Monday to help the flood victims.

Following the tragic flood, a number of well-known people and organisations have donated to the CM’s Relief Fund during the past few days.

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