Floods in India’s northeastern Assam claims 9 lives


NEW DELHI, June 18, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – At least nine people were killed due to
floods in India’s northeastern state of Assam, officials said Monday.

“Nine people lost their lives so far in the first wave of floods,” an
official said. “The situation remains grim in three southern districts –
Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – of Barak valley.”

According to officials, nearly 450,000 people have been affected in six
districts in current wave of floods.

“The disaster response force personnel have rescued six thousand people in
the affected districts,” the official said. “Nearly 173,000 displaced people
have taken shelter at temporary relief camps, where they are being provided
necessary food items and drinking water.”

The deluge has damaged roads, river embankment and crop land.

Floods are an annual occurrence in Assam during the monsoon season.