Assam floods: Floods devastate Assam, affect 200,000 people, Home Minister assures all kinds of help

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Assam floods: Heavy rains, floods and landslides have damaged many areas. Road and rail links were cut off in parts of neighboring states, including the Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district, on Tuesday. Roads and railways have been washed away in different parts of Assam and Meghalaya. The floods affected about 200,000 people in 20 districts. At the same time 11 people died. Here also the river water is rising. Four people were killed in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, officials told the AP news agency. Two people were killed when a house collapsed on a small hill in Ita Nagar. Elsewhere, at least two people were killed in a landslide.

Large-scale landslides and waterlogging have caused severe damage to railways, bridges and roads in the hilly areas of the state. As a result, people in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and many parts of Meghalaya are in trouble. About 200,000 people in the districts of Assam are isolated from the rest of the state. Communication has been cut off in these areas. Home Minister Amit Shah has discussed the flood situation with the Assam Chief Minister and assured all possible assistance.

The floods have affected 611 villages in the state. 1277 houses were completely destroyed and 5262 were partially damaged. The floods have forced many people to flee their homes. They have taken refuge in schools and high places. The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains for the next three days. A red alert was also issued in Assam on Wednesday. HS has postponed its first year exams here until further orders from the Assam Higher Education Council in view of the damage caused by the natural calamity here. All examinations in Dima Hasao district have been postponed till further notice.

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