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9 die in Assam floods, 6 lakh affected

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:16, 19 May 2022  
9 die in Assam floods, 6 lakh affected

More than 6.6 lakh people spread over 27 districts of Assam, have been hit by the floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains in the state. Nine people have died.

More than 48,000 people have been shifted to 248 relief camps.

Hojai and Cachar are the worst-hit districts. More than one lakh people have been affected in each district.

The army has rescued more than 2,000 people trapped in Hojai district as part of ongoing rescue efforts.

Dima Hasao district in south Assam has remained cut off for the fifth day. Landslides triggered by rain have cut off road and rail links to Dima Hasao.

It has also snapped road and rail connectivity to the Barak Valley as well as vital parts of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur since Sunday.

The Assam government will provide financial assistance of ₹ 4 lakh each to the families of those who died.