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Floods Claim 11 more lives in Assam, Dhubri Worst Hit District

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Melody Ballard | 18 August, 2017, 01:12

As north-eastern India, with areas such as the states of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, faces perhaps the worst flood in decades, the situation remains grim as reports surface of rail links to the region also being cut off.

The death toll due to floods in Bihar has mounted to 72, as 73.44 lakh people across 14 districts have been hit by inundation. Almost 70 lakh people have been hit by inundation in 13 districts. "Water is still above danger level in sections like Dalkhola-Telta-Sudhani Barsoi-Raiganj and Balurghat- Buniyadpur". A total of 23 NDRF teams are rendering services to marooned people in different parts of Bihar.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi conducted an aerial survey of the three districts today.

Altogether 22 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with 100 boats and 15 teams of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) with 82 boats are providing succour to the marooned people.

Chief Minister also held a discussion with the Border Security Force top officials regarding the rescue operations for the flood victims.

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Amrit said 3.59 lakh people have been shifted to safer places.

New Delhi, Aug 17 The dredging of the Brahmaputra river will start soon as a move to find a permanent solution to the perennial flood problem in Assam.

A railway bridge between Maniyan and Kuretha was damaged by floods today morning, disrupting train communication between Katihar in Bihar and Kumedpur in West Bengal. A government spokesman said the chief minister was closely monitoring the situation. Of them, 2.13 lakh were put up in 504 relief camps. Relief materials are being distributed.

Sources said that seven companies of Army were assisting civil authorities in carrying out rescue and relief operation more effectively. But when you see the floods in Assam, there are people who can't even move from their position until they try hard.

But despite official claims of adequate relief reaching all flood-affected in Assam, Ramesh and others are yet to receive any help.

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