Christians affected in Assam floods

July 10, 2012 by  
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Assam, July 08, 2012: EFI expresses profound commiseration to the bereaved families of the flood victims and deep concerned for all who are affected by it in different parts of Assam. The heavy downpour of the monsoon torrent in the state resulted in at least 77 people killed and nearly two million affected by it. The mighty Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries have breached their banks after downpours, washing away thousands of homes mostly made of bamboo and straw, as well as roads, bridges and power lines.

Addressing the matter, the prime minister called the calamity one of the worst such disasters to strike recently. Authorities have given shelter, food and medicines to thousands of homeless people, and deployed mobile medical teams to prevent the outbreak of disease.

Three of the worst hit areas Majuli Islands, Dhemaji and Tinsukia have high Christians’ population. Other effected areas are Lakimpur, Sadiya, Morigaon, Nalbari, Barpeta, Baragudi, Dhakua-Kana, Sonitpur etc. Speaking to EFI, A. K Goldsmith, Secretary of the Assam Christians Forum said, “The present situation is bad as fresh rains is causing a rise in the Brahmaputra , posing the danger of further damage.” The death toll is above 70 now and many people were taken to the existing 600 relief camps, he added.

Kindly pray and do lend your support to the flood affected people of Assam.

– efi

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