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Assam floods: Heavy rains wreak havoc, 13 people dead in Morigaon

Following this, the death toll due to floods increased to 148 on Sunday

ANI  |  Morigaon (Assam) 

A girl rows a banana raft in a flood affected area in Assam
A girl rows a banana raft in a flood affected area in Assam

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state as 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon district, while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour.

Following this, the death toll due to floods increased to 148 on Sunday with three more deaths reported from Laharighat in Morigaon, Bilasipara in Dhubri and Bokakhat in the Golaghat district.

The locals informed that their houses were flooded and it was impossible to live inside them. They were forced to stay outside in tents.

A local further stated that they have not received any help from the even after a month's despair.

On August 18, Governor Banwarilal Purohit apprised Prime Minister of the flood situation and sought a second central team to visit the state to assess the damage caused by the deluge.

Chief minister also Prime Minister Modi and requested him to find solution to the problem of floods.

Over 1.18 lakh hectares of farm land are under water, while large swathes of agricultural land covering nearly four lakh hectares are still submerged.

A total of 51,192 people have been evacuated by Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), (CRPF), the Army and the police since the flood hit the state.

First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 11:47 IST
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