GUWAHATI, Sept 30 � Assam has suffered huge losses in terms of lives, property, cropped land, dwelling units and infrastructure in three waves of flood this season. The last deluge wrecked havoc in Kamrup and Goalpara claiming several lives and leaving behind a trail of destruction, said an official press release.
Altogether 67 persons lost their lives in this year�s flood, while 42, 03,609 people of 4446 villages were affected by the floodwaters rendering tens of thousands of people homeless, fully damaging 54,088 houses and partially damaging 82,095 houses. In total, 800 relief camps were opened, which housed 7, 57,467 flood-affected people. As a whole, 3, 72,178.40 hectares of cropped area is affected by the floodwaters, besides, 10, 91,493 livestock.
In all, 884 roads, 86 RCC bridges, 113 semi-permanent timber (SPT) bridges and 125 culverts are damaged.
Under the impacts of the floodwaters, a number of breaches have also taken place at different parts of the State.