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Death toll in Assam flood reaches 8, 4 lakh people affected

As per the latest Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), as many as 403352 remained flood-affected while 39558 including 3749 children are lodged across 178 relief camps set up in the state.

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Guwahati: As floods continue to play havoc, death toll in Assam has reached 8 with more than 4 lakh people have been affected in various parts of the state.

As per the latest Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), as many as 403352 remained flood-affected while 39558 including 3749 children are lodged across 178 relief camps set up in the state.

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The death toll reached eight with one new death being reported on Tuesday. The latest death was reported in the Udalguri district while one person was reported missing in the Nagaon district.

A review meeting was held at Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall for stocktaking of the current situation in Dima Hasao, Hojai, Cachar and other Barak Valley districts. In the meeting Chief Secretary of Assam, Jishnu Barua took several decisions.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was requested to restore the road connectivity from Guwahati to Haflong with immediate effect so that supplies and other essential commodities can be sent to the Dima Hasao district.

Indian Air Force (IAF) was requested to airdrop the most essential supplies like rice, daal, and medicines to Dima Hasao district by while 35 stranded railway employees and their families along with left out passengers at the New Haflong railway station would also be rescued with the help of IAF.

BSNL has been asked to restore the communication network. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) will also use the services of drones/satellite data to ascertain the loss and damage data of the district.

A total of 4,03,352 populations in 26 districts have been affected in the last 24 hrs in the State. There are 89 relief camps and relief distribution centres set across the affected areas. A total of 39,558 inmates are staying in these relief camps.

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