Assam floods: Death toll rises to 84, CM Sonowal announces Rs 4 lakh ex gratia for flood victims

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Published: July 20,2020 02:01 PM
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July 20, 2020: At least 84 people have lost their lives in Assam due to severe flooding, informed the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Sunday.

July 20, 2020: At least 84 people have lost their lives in Assam due to severe flooding, informed the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Sunday.



Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with Ministers Keshab Mahanta and Pijush Hazarika visited flood- affected areas at Morigaon district on Sunday. CM Sonowal spoke to flood-affected people and took stock of the situation. Next of kin of flood victims were provided Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia by the CM.





A Flood Report issued by the ASDMA stated that the river Brahmaputra was flowing above danger level in several places in the state, and a total of 26 districts have been affected so far. The total number of revenue circles affected is 79 and over 2,678 villages were devastated by the floods.



“A total of 27, 63,719 people and 1, 16,404.01 hectares of crop area had been affected by the floods,” the report stated.



It further added, “The government has so far opened 649 relief camps that are currently providing relief to 47,465 people. 181 boats have been deployed and 511 persons have been evacuated.”



Additionally, around 108 animals including 9 rhinos of Kaziranga National Park have died due to floods, according to the state government’s information.