Assam: Flood death toll increased to 33, over 15 lakh still affected

Assam: Flood death toll increased to 33, over 15 lakh still affected

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The Assam floods have been rampant this year with the onset of monsoon. This has already affected major districts of the state. However, the effects have only increased with the 2nd wave of floods that have struck.

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, Tezpur. Dhansiri (S) at Numaligarh (Golaghat); Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing, Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat), Tezpur, Goalpara, Dhubri.

As per the latest data, the flood has affected 2197 villages in 21 districts in the state – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kamrup Tinsukia among other districts. There are 66 revenue circles which have been affected.

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A total of 14,95,321 people and 87,018 hectares of crop area have been affected in the second wave of the flood so far. Meanwhile, 254 relief camps have been installed in three districts. In the relief camps, there are so far 15,289 people.

There are 8,00,189 big animals, 4,29,708 small and 8,03,449 poultry also affected.

6 new deaths, with 1 in Chapar, 1 in Kaliabor, 3 in Baghbar and Sathebari and 1 in Tihu. Earlier, 2 new deaths in Sarupeta and 1 in Dibrugarh. 4 deaths were announced on 29th June. 2 more deaths in Udalguri and Jonai, Assam. 2 deaths in Goalpara circle taking the death toll to 33. The total number of deaths from landslides is 24.

Other instances

In Tinsukia's Guijaan and peripheral areas of Dibru Saikhowa are badly affected by the rising flood waters. Heavy erosion has been seen in the area.

Villagers affected by erosion

In Rangia floodwaters have increased and parts of Kamrup have been badly affected.

In Barkhetri, Jurathal Village many families are trapped in the floodwaters.

In Dibrugarh Mohnaghat, Tingkhang Bhongali there has been heavy erosion in the Brahmaputra region. Even in Dibrugarh, Assam floods have entered the urban spaces.

Rising waters of the Brahmaputra, Dichang and Dorika river in Sibsagar, Assam are posing a grave threat.

Floods have also been witnessed in Kaziranga National Park. The govt has taken stock to protect the animals inside the park.

In Baksa, Balti river has created massive erosion.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 01, 2020