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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 14, over 13 districts affected

The death toll from floods caused by Cyclone Remal in Assam has reached 14, according to official estimates.

The death toll stood at eight on June 1, in the aftermath of incessant rainfall in the state following the landfall of Cyclone Remal. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), two people were reported missing on June 2.

Kopili, Barak, and Kushiyara rivers are flowing above the danger level. Thirteen districts are reported to be affected by the floods.

Nagaon is the most affected district, with more than 3 lakh people impacted, followed by Cachar, where the number of affected persons is more than one lakh.

The water level of the Brahmaputra River has been rising following incessant rainfall in many parts of Assam and other neighboring states in the past couple of days.

The floodwaters have submerged 4,931 hectares of crop area in the flood-hit districts.

The administration has set up 275 relief camps and distribution centers where 39,269 people are taking shelter. Floodwaters have damaged 103 roads across several districts of the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to the kin of each deceased due to the natural disasters in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, and West Bengal.

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