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Assam flood : Over 26.45 lakh people of 28 districts affect, death toll rises to 11

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      July 15 2019


Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam become more worsen with 11 people died and over 26.45 lakh people of 28 out of 33 districts of Assam area affected in the current flood.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood waters submerged 3181 villages and 103 revenue circles in the state.

11 people have died due to flood and landslide in the state so far.

In past 24 hours, four people have drowned in flood waters in Jorhat, Barpeta and Dhubri districts.

Over 7.35 lakh people have been affected alone in Barpeta district.

Apart from the Barpeta district, 3.49 lakh people have been marooned by flood waters in Morigaon district, 3.37 lakh people in Dhubri district, 1.40 lakh people in South Salmara Mankachar district, 1.228 lakh people in Dhemaji, 1.19 lakh people in Golaghat, 99,000 people in Goalpara, 83,000 people in Bongaigaon, 78,000 people in Majuli, 75,000 people in Biswanath, 72,000 people in Nalbari, 69,000 people in Darrang, 65,000 people are affected in Lakhimpur district.

Following incessant rainfall, the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above danger level marks in many places in the state.

The water level of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati has been gradually increased and flowing above danger level and some waters entered in the low lying areas in the city.

Two parks located along the banks of Brahmaputra in the capital city of Assam have inundated by flood waters and the waters to have reached the feet of the statue of Lord Bishnu located in the Brahmaputra river near the ancient Chukreshwar temple in Guwahati.

The flood waters have submerged over 87,607 hectare crop land in the flood hit districts.

The administration has set up 85 relief camps and 242 relief distribution centres.

On the other hand, over 16 lakh animals are affected in the current flood.

Four hog deer and a python were killed after the speedy vehicles hit them in Kaziranga National Park, while the wild animals trying to move the neighbouring hills area in Karbi Anglong district.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)