Guwahati: In a sensational incident, an unidentified body was found floating in the waterlogged Swami Ji Lane near Itkhola, in heart of Assam’s Silchar town.
The body was spotted by the locals in the early hours on Wednesday, who immediately the administration in Cachar. However, it is learned that no steps have so far been taken.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Silchar continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. The surge in the water levels of the Barak river has inundated the Silchar-Karimganj road, while several areas of Silchar town have been waterlogged.
Worth mentioning here that a team of 105 NDRF personnel is carrying out relief operations.
Meanwhile, as many as 32 districts of Assam continue to reel under floodwaters, with the death toll mounting to 50 so far. Besides, more than 55 lakh people have been affected by the wrath of floods, while 6 thousand villages have been inundated.
It is learned that a total of 2 lakhs 62 thousand people are taking shelter in the 862 relief camps that have been set up.
The NDRF and SDRF personnel are carrying out relentless rescue operations.
Moreover, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be touring the flood-affected areas in Kampur and Raha districts. As per reports, Chief Minister Sarma will be visiting several relief camps in Kampur.
It may be mentioned here that Kampur has been reeling under floodwaters for several days now, with prime roads and houses still inundated.
Communication too has been snapped and more than 100 villages have been severely affected. There is also an apparent shortage of food and other essential commodities.
And, Chief Minister Sarma will also be visiting relief camps in Raha where the situation is no different.