India – Assam Floods Death Toll Increases to 76

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in India says that the death toll of this year’s monsoon floods in the north eastern state now stands at 76. Flooding has affected districts of the state since June this year.

However, ASDMA reports suggests that the flood situation in the state has improved over the last few days and flood waters have receded in some areas, with many being able to return to their homes. The numbers of those affected by flooding have fallen from 90,000 on 22 July to around 60,000 as of 24 July.

Areas still affected include Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Karimganj districts.

Floods in Majuli, Assam 13 July, 2017. Photo: Government of India