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Floods claimed 1071 lives in Assam since 2001, eroded over 4.03 bigha land

Floods claimed 1071 lives in Assam since 2001, eroded over 4.03 bigha land

India Blooms News Service | | 11 Sep 2017, 08:03 pm
Guwahati, Sept 11 (IBNS): Over 1000 people had lost their lives in devastating floods in Assam in past one and half decades.

Assam government on Monday said that the state witnessed 40 times devasting floods since 2001 and the floods claimed 1071 lives during the period.

Replying a written query in the ongoing session of Assam assembly, state Revenue and disaster management department minister Pallav Lochan Das said that, 14 people are still missing in the floods.

It is to be mentioned that, the devasting flood in the state in this year has claimed 170 lives so far.

The Assam minister said that, the floods claimed 199 lives alone in middle Assam’s district Morigaon, while 188 died in Goalpara, 100 in Nagaon, 96 in Dhubri, 66 in Barpeta, 41 in Dhemaji, 66 in Lakhimpur, 35 in Kokrajhar, 32 in Kamrup, 27 in Majuli, 23 in Dibrugarh, 18 each in Baska and Kamrup (Metro), 17 each in Darrang, South Salmara and Cachar.

According to the government data, the state has lost over 4,03,050 bigha land, those were eroded by the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries during the period.

The Assam minister further said that, a total of 11,283 familes, those had lost everything in flood and erosion, have been taken shelter in embankments and roads.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)