On Friday, Indian men’s soccer team captain Sunil Chhetri called for attention and support to the northeastern state of Assam, which is battling floods amid the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
“As well as prayers, we need as much attention and support as possible to recover from the floods in Assam,” Chhatri said in a tweet.
Sunil Chhetri tweeted for Assam in the midst of floods
“Both men and animals have suffered considerable casualties and I can only sincerely hope that the number will not increase,” the captain of the Indian men’s football team added.
The floods in Assam have killed about 4 million people across 227 out of 33 districts of the state and affected about 4 million people in 3 districts of the state.
Although the two districts most affected by the floods are District, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Darang, Bishwanath, Sonitpur, Baxa, Lakshimpur, Chirang, Barpeta, Bangaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Golpara, Kamrup, Golaghat, Jorhat, Shibsagar and Majuli. Dibrugarh, West Karbi Anglong, Karbi Anglong and Tinsukia.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said hundreds of houses were damaged along with a lot of land, roads, dams, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure in many parts of the district. Complete or partial damage due to floods.
The National Disaster Response Force, and the State Disaster Response Force, along with the local administration, have been working tirelessly to rescue the affected people and provide relief services to the snow-hit villagers, including the distribution of essential supplies.