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Assam flood situation remains grim, NDRF team rushed to Barak valley

The flood situation in Assam remains critical on Tuesday as well, taking the death toll to 82. The river Brahmaputra and Barak along with its tributaries are in spat on Tuesday, affecting some 48 lakh people.

According to reports, some 11 people died and another seven went missing during the last 24 hours.

Officials said NDRF personnel from Bhubaneswar have been rushed to Cachar to assist in rescue operations.

The situation in the two districts of Karimganj and Cachar in Barak Valley remained grim with the rising waters of the Barak and Kushiyara flooding the bowl-like valley.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that four units of the NDRF have been rushed to Silchar from Bhubaneswar to carry out rescue operations.
“Four units of the NDRF from Bhubaneswar with a total of 105 personnel have been sent to Silchar to carry out rescue operations in Barak Valley”, he said, thanking Union Home Minister Amit Shah for this ”prompt help”.

Some 2,07,143 people in Cachar and 1,33,865 people in Karimganj have been affected.

A total population of nearly 48 lakhs has been affected in 32 of the 36 districts of the state so far, in the second wave of floods.

Among the worst affected districts Barpeta with a population of 12,30,721 reeling under flood waters followed by Darrang with 4,69,241 and Bajali with 3,38515, according to the bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

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