Six more dead, 15 lakh people hit in Assam
The flood situation deteriorated further in Assam on Tuesday with six more persons losing their lives and over 15 lakh people across 23 districts affected by the deluge. With this, the toll in this year's flood related cases has gone up to 39, including eight in Guwahati, a Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said.
The six persons were killed in various flood related incidents in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Barpeta and Kamrup Metropolitan districts, it said.
In Jorhat, two persons were killed in the last 24 hours by flood waters and at Chabua in Dibrugarh, one went missing in the Dibru river, the ASDMA said. In Sivasagar district, one person died at the Dimow revenue circle and at Baghbar in Barpeta, another person died due to flood waters, it said, adding that Joydeep Deb died from electrocution in Kamrup Metropolitan, which mainly comprises the state capital.
The ASDMA said that more than 15.18 lakh people are affected by the floods at Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Charaideo and Goalpara districts. Till Monday, 12.55 lakh people were affected across 20 districts of the state.
As the flood situation remained critical, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday visited the affected Nagaon district and spent time with people at relief camps, an official release said.He took stock of the relief materials being provided at the camp and directed the district administration to make adequate arrangement for clean drinking water, medicines, sanitation and baby food.
At the Kaziranga National Park, 129 anti-poaching cap area or 73 per cent of the forest is under water, leaving some animals dead and forcing some to move to nearby higher lands.
Some animals were killed by speeding vehicles on the National Highway 37, which passes through the Park.
14 people feared dead in landslide in Arunachal
Itanagar: Fourteen people are feared dead in a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district on Tuesday, a senior official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner Jalash Pertin said chances of any survivor are dim, adding rescue operation is on. He said three dwellings in Laptap village were hit by the landslide around 3.30 pm. Papum Pare has been receiving rains for the past four days. MPOST