The flood situation in Assam has worsened in the last 24 hours. A total of 19 districts have been reported as submerged under water and more than 10 lakh people have been affected in these districts due to the floods.
The situation has worsened in parts of the North East in the last 24 hours as it has been raining incessantly over the last four days.
In Assam, a bridge Kaliabor of Nogaon district, gave way and was completely destroyed due to the incessant rains. The impact of the rains has been such that the bridge caved in and collapsed due to extremely heavy rains lashing out in the region. Moreover, apart from Assam the flood situation in Tripura, Meghlaya, and Arunachal Pradesh has also been termed as serious and a red alert has been issued.
Assam: Bridge collapses after heavy incessant rain in Kaliabor, Nogaon pic.twitter.com/rqOXwWcJbh
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As per reports, the whole of North East has been badly hit by floods since April. The situation in Assam alone has been pitiful since July and more than 29 districts; 25,42,0000 people and above 4,084 villages were reported to have been hit at that time.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Assam on August 1, to review the situation and assess the relief work being carried out in the state. After his visit, the Centre had announced a relief package of around Rs. 2000 crores for the entire North eastern region and an individual compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each was announced to the kin of those who had lost lives and Rs. 50, 000 each for those injured.
Amid continued reports of people facing extreme difficulty the situation in Assam continues to deteriorate.