Guwahati, June 24:
The flood situation in Assam remained grim as seven more people, including two children, have died in the last 24 hours. The deluge has wreaked havoc in the state and the death toll has now reached 107, of which 17 people have died in the landslides.
The seven new deaths – two each from Cachar and Barpeta and one each from Dhubri and newly created Bajali and Tamulpur districts. A total of 4,536 villages are still reeling under the flood waters. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with over 10.32 lakh people being affected, followed by Nagaon with over 5.03 lakh people being displaced.
The flood situation saw a slight improvement with the total population affected by flooding registering a decline to 45.34 lakh across 30 districts of the state.
A total of 2.84 lakh people are taking shelter in 759 relief camps set up by the respective district administrations across all the 30 affected districts. River Brahmaputra, Disang and Kopili are flowing above the danger level mark at Dhubri, Sivasagar and Nagaon districts.
Meanwhile, Integrated Child Development Services said they are making children participate in pre-school activities in relief camp.