70 Dead As Flood And Landslides Devastate Assam, Elephants Roam In Deluge-Hit Majuli
Due to floods and landslides, Assam has been ravaged for the past one and a half weeks. About 13 lakh people have been affected in 24 districts of the state. The worst condition is in Majuli, which is called the centre of Assam tourism, where floods have derailed the lives of people after continuous rains for the last three days and people are forced to come out of their homes and sit in the water.
Meanwhile, a video of Majuli is going viral on social media, it can be seen clearly in the video that due to the flood, a herd of elephants has entered the Majuli village and walking behind each other in a line.
Assam flood not only a threat to human life, but also affects wildlife. A herd of wild elephants roaming in empty village in search of food. This visual is from world's largest river island Majuli. They are calm, disciplined. Just had some Jackfruits, banana trees etc. Respect. pic.twitter.com/xrD3VtLbsh— Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi ???????? (@NANDANPRATIM) July 12, 2020
After the elephant herd came to the village, there was an atmosphere of chaos among the local people and people had to struggle a lot to drive the elephants out of the village.
LPG gas cylinders are being delivered by boat despite floodwaters in Majuli village. A video has surfaced in which it can be seen that the LPG cylinder is being taken out of a tempo and placed in a boat and then the cylinder is being delivered.
@dpradhanbjp @PetroleumMin @rajeshaggarwal @IndianOilcl @BPCLimited @HPCL The LPG dists/staff/dmen r highly competent, deliver refills in adverse circumstances despite being highly underpaid. Pay them Adequately.Loying Gas,Assam delivering cyls in a flood affected area of Majuli. pic.twitter.com/EXf0uoeCgn— FLDI (@LPGfederation) July 12, 2020
So far, 70 people have died due to floods and landslides in Assam. Of these, 44 people died in floods while 26 died in landslides. About 13 lakh people have been affected in 24 districts of the state. In which Barpeta is the most affected district where 3.84 lakh people have been affected. After this, about 1.31 lakh people have been affected in Dhemaji and more than 1.08 lakh people in Golaghat.
Besides Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Goalpara cities, the Nematighat in Jorhat district, and the Brahmaputra in Tezpur in Sonitpur district are flowing above the danger mark.