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Raging floods hit over 12 lakh people

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 25: Flood situation in Assam remains critical with the Brahmaputra overflowing in several districts, submerging houses and agricultural fields including the Kaziranga tiol Park and Pabitora Sanctuary. Around 12.5 lakh people were affected in the current wave floods.

An male rhino was drowned in a river in KNP due to the floods and its carcass with its horn intact was recovered near Siga camp under Agoratoli camp, Forest Department officials said.

Assam State Disaster Magement Authority (ASDMA) on Monday said the deluge has taken away chunks of main roads in Morigaon, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts, spping road communications and breached river embankments in Kokrajhar, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts.

The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are overflowing in 18 districts of the State.

The worst flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, gaon, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswath and Darrang districts.

The army, SDRF and NDRF are assisting the district administrations in evacuating the affected population to safer places, the authority said. The Brahmaputra is also flowing above the danger level at 5 pm on Monday in Guwahati.


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