Assam flood claims 93 lives, over 28 lakh still affected

Assam flood claims 93 lives, over 28 lakh still affected

Photo Credits: Mohsin Khan Photo Credits: Mohsin Khan

The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 93 lives so far in Assam. A total of 26 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 28,32,410 people and 1,19,435 hectares of cropland across 2,634 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 8,89,419 big animals, 4,55,390 small animals and 9,26,490 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.

Also read: Assam: 92% of Kaziranga submerged under floods, 123 animals dead

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.

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 92% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 123 animals have died in this flood season and 150 animal have been rescued.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 23, 2020