Floods have affected almost 2 lakh people in 20 Assam districts, with the hill district of Dima Hasao cut off from the rest of the state after landslides induced by persistent rain severed rail and road ties, according to an official bulletin released on Monday.
Cachar district has reported two flood-related deaths, while Dima Hasao has reported three landslide-related deaths.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, the flood has affected around 1,97,248 people, with Hojai and Cachar being the most hit, with 78,157 and 51,357 people affected respectively.
According to the report, 652 villages in 46 revenue circles in 20 districts have been affected so far.
In seven districts, 55 relief camps have formed, accommodating 32,959 people. In addition, 12 assistance distribution centres are open in various affected districts.
Rescue activities in flood-affected areas have been carried out by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire and Emergency Services, as well as locals.
In the previous 24 hours, embankments have been breached in 16 different areas.
In some regions, roads, bridges, and houses have been completed or partially damaged.
In Dima Hasao, communication lines have also been cut.
"The district cannot be entered from the outside due to landslides. Since May 15, all roads and trains heading to Haflong have been closed "According to the advisory.