Assam flood claims 87 lives, over 24 lakh still affected

Assam flood claims 87 lives, over 24 lakh still affected

Assam flood death toll rises Assam flood death toll rises

The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 87 lives so far in Assam. A total of 24 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 24,19,185 people and 1,10,323 hectares of cropland across 2323 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 9,30,218 big animals, 4,65,799 small animals and 8,14,251 poultry are also affected.

Several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra in different parts of Assam are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

Also read: Assam: 90% of Kaziranga submerged under floods, 116 animals dead

As per the latest data, the flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Karbi-Anglong and Cachar. A total of 468 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 50,559 people.

Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National park is badly affected with 90% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 116 animals have died in this flood season and 143 animals have been rescued.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 21, 2020