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July 15, 2024 11:12 AM

Assam flood death toll rises to 93 as two more succumb in Karimganj

The devastating floods in Assam continue to claim lives, with the death toll now reaching 93. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), two more individuals, including a child, lost their lives in Karimganj district over the past 24 hours. While the flood situation shows marginal improvement with receding water levels in some areas, nearly 5.98 lakh people across 18 districts remain affected. The hardest-hit districts include Cachar, Dhubri, and Nagaon, with Cachar alo...

July 9, 2024 4:35 PM

Flooding in northern Bangladesh displaces 40,000 people, shuts schools

Flooding in Bangladesh has swept away homes and shut schools, displacing tens of thousands of people, the disaster and relief ministry said on Tuesday, and a forecast for more heavy rain over the next few days is expected to worsen the situation. Some 40,000 people are taking refuge at government shelters and more than 600 medical teams have been formed to treat flood victims, the ministry said. Television footage showed inundated roads, broken bridges and dams, as well as villagers wading thr...

July 9, 2024 8:44 AM

Assam floods: 137 wild animals, including 6 Rhinos dead in Kaziranga National Park

In the devastating Assam floods, 137 wild animals, including six Rhinos, have died in the Assam flood at Kaziranga National Park, officials said. Meanwhile, the park authorities have managed to rescue 99 animals, including two Rhino calves, and two Elephant calves. Sonali Ghosh, field director of Kaziranga National Park, said that 104 Hog Deer, 6 Rhinos, and 2 Sambar died after drowning in flood waters, while 2 Hog Deer died after a vehicle hit them, one Otter (pup) died due to other reasons, a...

July 5, 2024 7:38 PM

Assam: Flood situation in Barpeta still grim, 1.35 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam's Barpeta district remains critical, with more than 135,000 people impacted by rising waters. The disaster has submerged 1,435.6 hectares of cropland and affected 152 villages across four revenue circles: Kalgachia, Barpeta, Chenga, and Baghbar. In the Chenga Assembly Constituency alone, at least 60 villages and char areas (riverine islands) are grappling with severe flooding. Many residents have been forced to seek refuge on higher ground, living alongside their li...

July 4, 2024 10:27 PM

Floods kill 31 wild animals at Kaziranga National Park in Assam

The ongoing floods in Assam have taken a heavy toll on wildlife, with 31 wild animals reported dead at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP), according to park authorities. The flood's impact on the park's diverse ecosystem has been severe, affecting both animals and infrastructure. Sonali Ghosh, Field Director of Kaziranga National Park, reported that 23 hog deer drowned in floodwaters, while seven others died under care. Despite the grim situation, rescue efforts have been robus...

July 4, 2024 12:47 PM

Floods in Assam claim 46 lives, affect over 16 lakh people

At least 46 people have died due to severe floods in Assam, including eight fatalities from drowning reported on Wednesday. The flood situation remains critical, affecting over 16.25 lakh people across 29 districts. Some of the worst-hit districts include Dhubri, Darrang, and Lakhimpur, with thousands of people displaced. Over 2,800 villages are underwater, and nearly 40,000 hectares of crops have been inundated. More than 3.86 lakh people have sought refuge in 515 relief camps set up by the a...

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