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Assam flood situation still grim

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The situation in continued to remain grim today with over 24,000 people affected in three districts, though the water level in the major rivers of the state was receding, officials said.

today visited district, which was hit by the a few days ago.

A population of 24,244 was affected by the waters in 33 villages of Dhemaji, and districts, the daily bulletin of the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

Yesterday, the ASDMA had reported 24 villages in those three districts were under water and a total of 19,170 people affected.

The death toll in the current wave of floods in the state stood at 34, with no fresh casualty reported.

A crop area of 1,309 hectares was damaged, the ASDMA report said.

Heavy erosion was also reported from two villages in district, it added.

As many as 1,910 people had taken shelter in eight relief camps in and Lakhimpur, the report said.

Damage to embankments, roads, bridges and culverts were reported from and Charaideo.

The was flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in district and the was flowing above the danger mark at the NT Road crossing in Sonitpur, the ASDMA report said.

Sonowal visited district and reviewed the erosion on the of the at Gohpur.

He also handed over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia to Bhadra Bora, father of Dipankar Bora, who had drowned in the flood, at Gohpur.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:35 IST
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