32 killed in floods in India’s Assam, Meghalaya | Ratopati

NEW DELHI, June 19: Floods in two northeastern states of India, Assam and Meghalaya, have killed 32 people in the past two days, officials said Saturday.

According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, 13 people were killed in the state, while over 1.8 million people were affected by the ongoing flooding in 28 districts.

Officials at the State Disaster Management Authority of Meghalaya (SDMAM) said 19 people were killed in the state in two days.

“Fourteen people, including a six-month-old infant, died in the rain-induced floods and landslides in the state on Friday, thus taking the death toll in the past two days to 19,” an official of SDMAM said.

The flooding has affected nearly 3,000 villages in Assam and 108,104 people are taking shelter in relief camps.

Officials said water has inundated 43,338 hectares of cropland and damaged crops. Several embankments, culverts and roads have been damaged.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday talked to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to enquire about the flood situation and assured all help from the federal government.


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