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Flood waters recede from Udalguri district

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The flood waters receded from Udalguri district of today but 46, 234 people are still affected by the deluge in six other districts of the state, an ASDMA report said.

Morigaon was the worst affected district where 24,985 people have been hit followed by Sonitpur district with 19,379 population, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said.

Yesterday 49,335 people in seven districts - Udalguri, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Morigaon, Nagaon and Sonitpur were affected by the floods, according to the report.

The deluge has submerged 10,151 hectare of crop land with the largest area of 9953 hectare in Morigaon district, it said.

The Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in Jorhat and rivers Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur are flowing above the danger level, the ASDMA added.

The floods have caused infrastructure damages with National Highway 15 and 52 as well as PWD roads over topped in Sonitpur district, the report said.

The third wave of devastating floods has so far claimed the life of 76 people across the state taking the toll to 160, including eight in Guwahati.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 18:32 IST