NE floods- Indo-Bangladesh border fence damaged in many areas
Apart from affecting tens of thousands of people, floods in the northeast have given rise to security concerns. The BSF said incessant rains have "caused huge damage to the India-Bangladesh Border Fence in many places". In many low-lying areas, it has been submerged. Over 1,600 hectares of agricultural land have been submerged. The Dhansiri and Jia Bhoroli rivers are flowing above danger levels.
The floods in Assam have affected almost 1,00,000 people in Lakhimpur and Karimganj districts, with four rivers flowing above the danger mark. A report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said 140 villages were under water. The calamity has destroyed harvests in 385.67 hectares of land. Relief camps have been set up at several places.
The floods haven't spared anyone: animals at the Kaziranga National Park are also suffering. Reports revealed that over 30% of the park's 858 sq km land is already under water. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has circulated a series of directions to Kaziranga authorities to ensure safety and security to the animals.
Assam's capital Guwahati, the city chosen from the Northeast to be a Smart City, saw grinding water-logging after recording a very high rainfall of 105.7 millimetre.
The death toll reached 13 as flash floods and landslides continued to cause havoc in the northeast. The ASDMA has announced flood alerts in five districts of Assam - Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Darrang Dhemaji and Karimganj. Mizoram continued to stay cut off from the rest of the country for the second day due to landslides.
The BJP unseated the Congress to form its first ever government in Assam with the cry of 'Poriborton'- change. But most voters have been left wondering where PM Modi's Poriborton is now. This year too, the monsoons have cost several lives and destroyed assets worth crores, just like every year. The government has been criticized for not acting against illegal and haphazard construction.
Three people were killed and two were reported missing after a massive landslide in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district. Reports revealed that the landslide transpired inside an industrial area of the Meghalaya Industrial Development Corporation in Umiam. The accident was triggered by continuous rain in the region. More people could be trapped under the debris and rescue operations are underway.