BTS 'Army' gather more than $8,000 for Assam flood relief funds

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Jul 18, 2020, 07:42 PM(IST)

BTS Army gathers funds for Assam Photograph:( Reuters )

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The floods have affected nearly 5,400,000 people and more than 200 hundred wildlife animals in the 30 districts of the state.

The very famous South Korean boy band BTS has a huge fan following all over the world, including India. The fans, also known as BTS Army, are known to not only enjoy the KPop music but also for actively participating in charitable work and lending needful support.

One such incident happened in India when the Indian fan following got together through Twitter to gather funds for the people of the North Eastern state Assam who suffered in the recent floods.

Also read| Assam floods: Five more killed; over 4 million affected

The initiative was started by a Twitter page 'BTSArmy helps India' (@btshelpsindia). 

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The group had aimed to collect around $6,600 (INR 5,00,000). Surprisingly, as the word spread on different social media platforms, the fans were able to gather nearly $8,000 (INR 5,80,000) in less than 24 hours.

BTS Army helps Assam

After reaching the target, the fandom established new donation links (https://assamfloods.carrd.co/) and urged fellow fans and everyone else to educate people about the ongoing tragedy in Assam and donate as much as possible.

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Assam is a North Eastern state in India which is a floods prone area. However, the floods this year have been worse than usual and have affected nearly 5,400,000 people and more than 200 hundred wildlife animals in the 30 districts of the state. 

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