2 lakh people affected in Assam’s 20 districts, 5 dead amid floods; Dima Hasao cut off from rest of state

Landslides and waterlogging have damaged the state's infrastructure - railroads, bridges, and roads.

Due to heavy rain in Assam for the last few days, major issues have arisen in many parts as the infrastructure took a massive hit. While the relentless precipitation has set off landslides in 12 villages in Assam, authorities have said that three individuals, including a kid from the Cachar district, are missing since Sunday, reported news agency ANI. On Saturday, three individuals, including a woman, were accounted for dead in landslides in the Haflong of the Dima Hasao district, around 250 km from Guwahati.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authorities (ASDMA), 50000 people in about 140 villages have been affected and about 1700 people have taken shelter in relief camps. The floodwater has submerged 10,321 hectares of cropland in the state. 

The flood has also affected thousands of animals in the state. Along with this, over 200 houses and settlements have been reported to be damaged so far.

Several passengers were stranded at the Ditokcherra railway station due to the massive landslides and flooding. While 119 passengers were airlifted by the Indian Air Force to Silchar, others were rescued to Badarpur and Silchar areas.

Around 18 trains have been cancelled in the flood-hit region. 10 others are short terminated as restoration and repair work for tracks is taking place. NFR spokesperson.

A report from Halflong, headquartered in the Dima Hasao district, said most of the new Halflong railway station is underwater and the empty train stranded there has been derailed due to the loosening of the soil.

Kopli river is also flowing above the danger mark and has submerged cropland in Assam’s Nagaon district.

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