After the devastating floods in Kerala, we saw the entire country come together to help all those affected. But did you know that some states in the North East are also facing terrible hardships because of floods?
Yes, Assam is currently facing the second wave of floods that have already caused a lot of damage to life and property. The popular Kaziranga National Park is one of the most badly affected areas.
According to a news report, the park director said that almost 70 per cent of the park is submerged under water. Now with the second wave too, there has been a lot of loss that the park has faced and a total of 225 animals have died in Kaziranga.
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“The flood water is starting to recede but the pace is very slow. It will take another few days to completely recede," said the director. Unfortunately, the count for the deceased animals is going up and right now we've already lost 178 hog deer, 15 rhinos, four elephants and one tiger.
But this isn't the first time Kaziranga has been hit by floods; in 2012, the floods killed 793 animals and last year the death toll was 503. Even the citizens living in the state have been suffering after 25 districts in Assam were flooded. About 33 lakh people have been affected by this disaster.
Nagaland has also been hit by the floods and people had to evacuate their houses and live in shelters. Till now, 12 people have lost their lives, more than 5,000 houses have been damaged and over 600 people are in shelters around the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also made a statement that relief funds will go to the people of the state at the earliest. The remote parts of the state in the east has been badly affected by landslides and it has been difficult to send relief material there. The Indian Air Force is helping in air-dropping essentials to them but due to the bad weather conditions, it's proving difficult.
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