The toll from the floods in Assam rose to 55 on Friday after nine more residents, including two children, were found dead, according to the state disaster management authority.
The new deaths were reported in Hojai, Nalbari, Bajali, Dhubri, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, and Sonitpur districts. Two residents are missing in Hojai and Sonitpur.
Over 18.94 lakh residents have been affected in 28 districts due to the floods, the disaster management agency said in its latest report. The worst-hit districts are Bajali, Barpeta, Darrang, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup and Nalbari amongst others.
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Landslides were reported in Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup and Kamrup (Metropolitan) and Morigaon districts.
Incessant rains have hit several parts of Assam. The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert, warning the authorities to be prepared to tackle intense rainfall, till Saturday.
According to the weather department, Assam, along with Meghalaya, has received 125% above normal rainfall between June 8 and June 15.
The Assam administration has set up 605 relief camps across 373 districts, which are currently housing over 1.08 lakh citizens impacted by the floods. Besides these, 235 relief distribution centres are operational in the state.
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