Saturday, June, 25,2022

Tri-States in drowning crumble, 131 fatalities so far

Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh in deepening crisis

The north-eastern floods have taken an extreme toll in India as more than 131 people lost their lives in the regions of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh. The hard-hitting fact is that Assam alone reported a 100 deaths in the count.

People being forced to take shelter on highways

Millions of houses have been destroyed and people are taking shelter on highways in this grim situation. Many people were forced to leave their houses as flood waters completely submerged mostly all parts of their villages. Reportedly, in Assam's Morigaon district, nearly 200 people are taking shelter on National Highway 37.

According to the ASDMA - Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the extreme weather of the year 2022 has led to the three states receiving above-range heavy rainfall in May and June.

On Thursday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made an aerial survey of the flood-hit Silchar district of Assam. He was accompanied by Silchar MP Dr. Rajdeep Roy and Superintendent of Police, Cachar.

Reportedly, the Indian Army has deployed at least 11 columns in different regions for the relief and rescue efforts in rural districts of the states.

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