Assam flood death toll crosses century with 102 deceased, 24 lakh still affected

Assam flood death toll crosses century with 102 deceased, 24 lakh still affected

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The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 102 lives so far in Assam. A total of 23 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 24,76,431 people and 1,12,667 hectares of cropland across 2265 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 8,87,518 big animals, 4,56,779 small animals and 8,99,157 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.

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 457 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 45,912 people.

Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National park in Assam is badly affected with 85% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 129 animals have died in this flood season and 157 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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