Assam Northeast

Assam flood: Five dead over 1.92 lakh affected in 20 districts

Central Assam districts like Dima Hasao, Hojai, and Cachar in South Assam remained worst affected as rains and landslides wrecked havoc with railway lines getting washed away at several stretches in the Lumding-Badarpur hills section.

“Around 1,600 railway passengers who were stranded at Ditokcherra station in Dima Hasao have been rescued since yesterday and were sent to Badarpur and Silchar. Out of the 1,600 passengers, 119 were evacuated by the Indian Air Force helicopters,” chief public relations officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, Sabyasachi De said in a statement on Monday evening. Incessant rainfall on Monday triggered further landslides making the rescue and restoration efforts more difficult.

A flood bulletin issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Monday that over 32,900 people affected by flood and landslides have been provided shelters in 67 relief camps in Biswanath, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon, and Udalguri districts so far.

Two persons died due to a flood in Cachar district in the past 24-hours, while three more died in landslides in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

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