Assam flood death toll crosses century with 103 deceased, 22 lakh still affected

Assam flood death toll crosses century with 103 deceased, 22 lakh still affected

Assam’s flood situation improves marginally Assam’s flood situation improves marginally

The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 103 lives so far in Assam. A total of 22 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 22,33,920 people and 1,09,236 hectares of cropland across 2026 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 8,07,690 big animals, 4,29,097 small animals and 9,03,092 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 432 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 45,565 people.

Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National park in Assam is badly affected with 80% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 132 animals have died in this flood season and 157 animal have been rescued. 73 animals have died from drowning, 18 have died from vehicle hits and 17 died under treatment.

In a recent incident, a Rhino who strayed out of the park in the highway has moved back now into the park. Such cases of displacement have been common ever since the onset of floods.

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