Assam Flood
A submerged BSF camp in Assam.ANI

The flood situation in Assam has worsened, with many of the Border Security Force (BSF) camps near the Indo-Bangladesh border areas in Dhubri district, inundated with water.

While, the total death toll climbed to more than 30 in the last 15 days, reports suggest that BSF jawans are also facing the wrath of nature.

Patrolling around the border areas has become a very difficult task for the security forces.

As many as 16 lakh people have been affected across 20 districts in Assam and more than two lakh victims have taken shelters in 300 relief camps opened by the State government.

Army, NDRF and SDRF have been conducting rescue operations and around 10,000 persons have been rescued from the districts of Morigaon and Nagaon, DNA reports.

"Our beds are also under water. We prepare food using firewood, so that's proving to be a big problem. We are patrolling the borders using boats but it's proving to be a big problem," NDTV quoted a BSF officer.

The Indo-Bangladesh border witnesses a lot of infiltration during the floods and the task of BSF jawans has become extremely difficult, considering the fact that boats have become the only medium for them to commute even inside the camps.

Four persons, one each from Dalgaon, Jagiroad, Dibrugarh, and Barkhetri, died in the last 24 hours, according to reports.

While the Brahmaputra water is above the danger mark in multiple districts, reports suggest that as many as 2,000 villages have been affected by the floods.

However, the situation is showing signs of improvement in certain parts of upper Assam.