India said on Saturday that floods and landslides caused by torrential rains in the northeastern state of Assam resulted in the death of 59 people and the damage of 1.3 million others.
The Press Trust of India news agency quoted the Disaster Management Authority (Assam) as saying in a statement that the floods caused by heavy rains in the state during the past few days affected 20 provinces with about 1.3 million people.
They explained that the floods prompted the authorities to evacuate thousands of people after destroying 67,628 hectares of agricultural crops and destroying hundreds of homes, in addition to huge direct economic losses. The authority added that the heavy rain that lasted for days led to the destruction of dams, roads, bridges, canals and many infrastructures after the water level exceeded warning levels in rivers.
They pointed to the local forces, with the assistance of the various central forces, embarking on a rescue and ambulance operation, while the authorities are building more refugee homes and camps and distributing food and basic needs. (The end) ATK / TMA