The flood situation improved marginally in Assam on Wednesday, but left 12 people dead, officials said.
While four deaths were reported from Hojai district, two people lost their lives in Kamrup, and three each were killed in Barpeta and Nalbari. Over 54.7 lakh people have been affected in 4,941 villages across 32 districts.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of flood-affected districts came down from 31 to 29 during the last 24 hours. Almost 4 lakh people have returned home.
Fire and emergency services personnel swung into action as the flood situation worsened in Chirang district on Wednesday.
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“Minus the status of three districts from where we are yet to receive reports, 12 human lives have been lost since Tuesday evening. There are now 51.25 lakh affected people across 4,374 villages, and 97,368.50 hectares of cropland are under water,” an ASDMA spokesperson said.