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Hundreds of cattle die in second wave of flood in Dibrugarh

Due to massive floods, hundreds of cows and buffaloes reared by cattle rearers in the sand bars have been swept away recently in Dibrugarh district.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2020 8:04 AM GMT

Guwahati: As many as 297 big and small animals have so far been killed due to the rampaging floods in Dibrugarh, Assam.

It has been reported that the second wave of flood has caused huge devastation by damaging the lives and property of people and their livestock.

Due to massive floods, hundreds of cows and buffaloes reared by cattle rearers in the sand bars have been swept away recently in Dibrugarh district.

The cattle rearers informed that they have lost hundreds of their domestic animals like cows and buffaloes due to floods and also due to starvation.

"Our cattle died due to flood and starvation. This year's flood has caused huge destruction to our crops. Every year, flood and erosion cause damages to our crops and animals," a rearer told media.

The cattle rearers protested that despite several distress calls, nobody from the Dibrugarh district administration nor from the Veterinary department has turned up to take stock of the situation.

Dipjyoti Hatikakoti, district project officer of Assam state Disaster Management Authority stated, "So far 297 small and big domestic animals died due to flood in Dibrugarh. Floodwater receding from many places and the people were returning to their homes from relief camps. Eight people of Rongmola area are staying at a relief camp at Chabua ."

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