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Kaziranga National Park floods: 55 camps still inundated, 135 animals rescued, 159 dead

Kaziranga National Park floods: 55 camps still inundated, 135 animals rescued, 159 dead

The Field Director of Kaziranga National Park, Sonali Ghosh, said that the water level is now receding, however, 55 camps are still inundated. 

During the floods, 135 animals were rescued, while 159 died due to various reasons, including drowning. Additionally, there have been two road accidents.

The flood situation in Assam improved marginally on Wednesday with water levels of major rivers showing a receding trend, reducing the affected population to 1.7 million across 26 districts, according to an official bulletin.

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Vast tracts of land, however, remain inundated with sporadic rainfall reported from several districts.

Seven deaths were reported on Tuesday with two in Cachar and one each in Dhubri, Dhemaji, South Salmara, Nagaon and Sivasagar, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

The death toll in this year’s floods, landslides and storms increased to 92 with 79 people losing their lives to the deluge alone.