Guwahati, June 25:
Ten more people, including four children, died in Assam’s devastating floods, taking the toll to 117. The floods in Assam have affected 33.03 lakh people in 28 districts, while Silchar town in Cachar district remained submerged for the fifth consecutive day, official sources said.
While two deaths each were reported from Barpeta, Dhubri, Karimganj and Udalguri districts, Cachar and Morigaon reported one death each.
On Thursday, a population of 45.34 lakh in 30 districts had been affected by the deluge, according to the bulletin of the Assam State Management Disaster Authority (ASDMA). The flood situation in the state improved slightly, as water levels in most of the rivers receded.