India inundated with heavy flooding causing death, damage to houses, roads

Several places in northeastern India's Assam were flooded after heavy rainfall lashed the state. The incident took place in the Nagaon District on May 22. Visuals showed several places submerged in muddy water. Many houses and roads were filled with rain water. The roads were broken and have developed cracks in several places. According to reports, the flood situation in Assam had deteriorated with six more persons, including two children, losing their lives. Nearly 720,000 people have been affected by the floods across 22 districts. According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), four persons drowned in Kampur revenue circle of the Nagaon district. At present, 2,095 villages are underwater and 95,473.51 hectares of crop area have been damaged in the state, the ASDMA bulletin said. It said the authorities are operating 421 relief camps and distribution centers across eight districts, where 91,518 people, including 18,626 children, have taken shelter. Around 253 people have so far been evacuated from various flood-hit parts of Assam. Massive erosion has been witnessed in Barpeta, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nalbari, and Udalguri, among other districts, the bulletin said, adding, that floodwaters have also caused damage to embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure at various places.

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