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Assam floods: 30% of Kaziranga park inundated, 225 animals perish

The dead animals include 178 hog deer, 15 rhinos, four elephants and one tiger

IANS  |  Guwahati 

A Rhino calf swims through flood waters at Baghmari Village near Kaziranga National Park. Photo: PTI
A Rhino calf swims through flood waters at Baghmari Village near Kaziranga National Park. Photo: PTI

At least 225 animals have died in the Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.

As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated.

Earlier this month, the first wave of had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Director Satyendra Singh said.

"The flood water is starting to recede but the pace is very slow," Singh said. "It will take another few days to completely recede."

The dead animals include 178 hog deer, 15 rhinos, four elephants and one tiger.

The second wave of hit the state earlier this month, submerging 25 districts and affecting over 33 lakh people.

The also damaged houses and public buildings, breached embankments, damaged roads and washed away bridges.

All the northeastern states have remained cut off from the other parts of India as rail connectivity snapped forcing the Railway Board to suspend train services beyond Malda and Alipurduar (West Bengal).

In 2012, 793 animals died in due to heavy Last year, a total of 503 animals were killed in the

First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 16:48 IST
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