31 killed in Assam-Meghalaya floods, thousands of villages damaged

The flood situation in the Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya has further deteriorated. The main rivers of the two states have overflowed and inundated 3,000 villages. Floods and landslides caused by incessant rains have killed 31 people in two states. News NDTV.

At least 1.9 million people have been affected by the floods in 26 districts of Assam, state officials said. Three thousand villages in these districts have been inundated by the flood waters. The newly formed Bajali district has suffered the most.

In several areas, water from the Brahmaputra and Gouranga rivers is flowing over the danger zone, officials said. At least 12 people have been killed in floods in Assam in the last two days. On the other hand, the Meghalaya administration said that 19 people have lost their lives in the last two days due to floods in the state.

Meanwhile, the administration has issued warnings in the flood-hit districts. Officials urged residents not to leave their homes without medical treatment or other urgent needs. For the third day in a row, most parts of Guwahati, the capital of Assam, have been paralyzed by waterlogging. Several landslides have also been reported in Guwahati. Three people were injured in the incident at Ajantanagar in Nunmati area of ​​the city.

On the other hand, due to incessant rains in Baksa district and rising water level of Dihing river, a partial collapse of a bridge in Subankhata area took place last Wednesday.

A state official said waterlogging had occurred on the railway line between Nalbari and Ghograpar in the lower Rangiya division of Assam. As a result, at least six trains were canceled and four were partially canceled.

Meanwhile, parts of India’s National Highway 7 have been flooded and collapsed, closing the highway to heavy traffic. The highway is one of the means of connecting Tripura, South Assam, Mizoram and parts of Meghalaya.

As of Wednesday, Assam and Meghalaya had received 262 mm more rainfall than normal. The meteorological department has extended the red alert for two more days in these two states.

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received 972 mm of rainfall in 24 hours just two days after recording 811.06 mm of rainfall in one day. This is the highest rainfall since 1995 and the third highest in 122 years.