Natural Disasters

Northeast flood death toll rises to 23

4 died due to floods and landslide in Assam since Friday

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Tuesday 19 June 2018 | 05:22:10 AM
A file photo. Credit : Wikimedia Commons
A file photo. Credit : Wikimedia Commons A file photo. Credit : Wikimedia Commons

The devastating flood in the Northeast has claimed six more lives during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 23. Although the situation in the region showed a marked improvement on Sunday, the situation in Assam has not improved according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

While five more people died in Assam since Saturday, one person lost his life in Manipur.

In Assam, 4.5 lakh people have been affected in the deluge across six districts. All the five persons lost their lives in three districts in Assam, taking the death toll to 12 in the first wave of flood this year.

Over 4.48 lakh people have been affected in Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts.

Karimganj is the worst-hit with nearly 2.15 lakh people affected followed by Hailakandi where almost 2 lakh people are affected.

As of now, Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in Jorhat, while Barak at AP Ghat in Cachar and Badarpurghat in Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark, said a media report.




Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Related Story:

As northwest India endures unusual dust storms, northeast gets flooded before monsoon arrives

Floods kill four in Assam; destroy crops

Assam floods affect 300,000 people, pose danger to wildlife

IEP Resources:

Assessment of adaptations to floods through bottom up approach: a case of three agro climatic zones of Assam, India

Development of village-wise flood risk index map using multi-temporal satellite data: a study of Nagaon district, Assam, India

Landscape degradation of river Island Majuli, Assam due to flood and erosion by river Brahmaputra and its restoration

Building climate resilient agriculture through traditional floating rice in flash flood affected areas of the North bank plains zone of Assam

We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.