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Flood Death Toll Reaches 65 in Assam

Flood Death Toll Reaches 65 in Assam

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Guwahti, July 22, 2019:

The water levels in some districts have been receding after the devastating flood in the state of Assam.

As per the latest update of the Assam State Disaster Management (ASDM) over 38 lakh people are affected by flood and 65 death have been reported.

As on Sunday, total 2,669 villages in 65 revenue circles of 18 districts, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar, are having flood waters affecting a population of 38,37,354.

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Presently, 658 Relief Camps are operational in the districts of Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, KarbiAnglong, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachardistricts with 1,15,389 inmates and 171 Relief Distribution Centres in the districts of Darrang, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Kamrup, Morigaon, and Golaghat.

A total of five persons have lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Dhemaji (1), Goalpara (1), Kamrup (1) and Morigaon (2) in last 24 hours. The total death toll has risen to 65 persons due to floods and 2 persons have also died in a landslide.

Meanwhile, Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam visited two Relief camps in Bokakhat sub-division along with Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister for Forest and Environment. They later visited Mihimukh of Kaziranga and discussed various issues of Kaziranga with forest officials. The Governor also ordered the State government officials to render all necessary steps to flood victims.

The Governor also made an aerial survey of flood in the districts of Darrang, Morigaon, Nagaon, and Golaghat

Water level of rivers at 'Danger Level' are as follows: Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri; JiaBharali at N.T. Road Xing (Sonitpur) and Kopili at Dharamtul (Nagaon).

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