Assam is facing flood and has lost many lives after the flood, affected 30 districts of the state. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority informed that 76 deaths took place so far due to the Assam flood.
“76 deaths and 53,99,017 people affected across 30 districts due to floods till July 17,” said Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The ASDMA reports further reads that in total, 552 relief camps have been set-up in the state. 76,003 people have been relocated from the areas affected by the flood. The report further added that the flood has affected over 2.4 lakh hectares of agricultural land.
Earlier, the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Chandan Brahma had said that low-lying areas in the Chirang district got submerged due to flooding in the area.
HD Deve Gowda, the former Prime Minister has also expressed his solidarity with the state. He stated that the flood in the state was very unfortunate and added that the Assam’s people have to fight against the flood as well as the pandemic. The floods came at a time when the state saw the highest single-day spike of 1,218 coronavirus cases on Friday. The state has logged over 21,000 positive cases and there have been 51 deaths.
He further appealed to the Centre to pay “urgent attention” to the situation in Assam and provide immediate relief.
On Friday evening, Premier League club Arsenal FC in an Instagram video also extended support to flood-hit Assam, with a message.
“We are with you” in English followed by its Assamese translation “aami aasu apunalukor logot”. It also had a comment that said “Stay strong, Assam”.
The video was later tweeted by AASU adviser Bhattacharjya: “@Arsenal FC is among the top flight of English football playing in @premierleague. Commendable that they recognise the flood induced devastation in Assam & stand by us. It is disheartening that the Govt still turns a blind eye, like EVERY TIME.”