Assam flood claims 96 lives, over 28 lakh people still affected

Assam flood claims 96 lives, over 28 lakh people still affected

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The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 96 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 27,79,895 people and 1,22,573 hectares of cropland across 2,543 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 19,36,149 big animals, 4,65,781 small animals and 9,14,936 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.

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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 in Assam is badly affected with 85% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 125 animals have died in this flood season and 153 animal have been rescued. 68 animals have died from drowning, 18 have died from vehicle hits and 16 died under treatment.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 24, 2020