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Assam flood toll rises to 27; Three die during last 24 hours

With three more deaths during the last 24 hours, the flood toll in State has risen to 27 – two at Sarupeta in Barpeta district,

Assam flood

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 July 2020 1:54 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: With three more deaths during the last 24 hours, the flood toll in State has risen to 27 – two at Sarupeta in Barpeta district, and one in Dibrugarh district, stated the daily flood bulletin of ASDMA.

While the Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri; the Burihidihing is flowing above the danger mark at Chenimari in Dibrugarh district; the Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district; the Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district; the Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon district; and the Puthimari at NH Crossing in Kamrup.

Altogether 23 districts have been affected by the floods in the State. These are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong.

As many as 14,93,508 people of 2,235 villages in 66 Revenue Circles have been affected. Total crop area affected is 75,700.12 hectares. A total of 133 relief camps, including 132 relief distribution centres, have been set up in the State. Altogether 25,461 affected people have been given shelter in the relief camps. As many as 8,19, 645 big and 4,10,390 small animals have also affected by the floods.

Embankments, roads and bridges/culverts have been breached at many places. Erosion has been reported from Baksa, Udalguri, and South Salmara districts.

While 143 camps have been affected and six camps have been vacated in the Kaziranga National Park, 25 wild animals have been rescued till date. On the other hand, flood water has affected 19 such camps in the RG Orang National Park and 12 camps in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, where two camps have been shifted.

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