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Assam flood situation continues to be grim; at least 25 dead so far

Two persons died in Barpeta district, while one death was reported from Dibrugarh district, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin

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Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Nagaon: Army soldiers rescuing people from the flood affected village Debasatra at Jokhalabandha in Nagaon district of Assam on Sunday. PTI Photo
Army soldiers rescuing people from a flood affected village in Assam. File Photo: PTI

The flood situation continued to be grim in Assam, where three more people died due to the deluge, pushing the death toll to 25, officials said.

Two persons died in Barpeta district, while one death was reported from Dibrugarh district, the State Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin.

Flood waters, however, receded from Udalguri and Kamrup (Metro), but continued to submerge 23 other districts, including Dhemaji, South Salmara, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, it said.

On Tuesday, 25 of Assam's 33 districts were hit by floods, affecting over 1.3 million people, besides claiming four lives.

According to the bulletin, Barpeta is the worst-hit district followed by South Salmara and Nalbari. Crop land totalling 75,700 hectares have been damaged across the state, it said.

The district administrations have evacuated 3,245 marooned people during the last 24 hours in five districts, it said.

The have inundated much of the Kaziranga Park in Golaghat, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon and Orang Park in Mangaldoi, the ASDMA bulletin said.

The district authorities have set up 265 relief camps and distribution centres across 21 districts, where 25,461 people are being provided shelter.

The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Guwahati, Neamatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara town and Dhubri town, it said.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various places, the bulletin added.

First Published: Wed, July 01 2020. 02:38 IST
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