GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged on Sunday with the deluge still affecting nearly 25 lakh people. Meanwhile, with five more fatality, reported from Morigaon, Barpeta and Kokrajhar districts, the flood-induced death toll in the State has touched 102.
The situation is likely to deteriorate further as the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati has predicted heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours in some isolated places of the State.
According to the daily bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), altogether 23 districts – Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh,– are reeling under flood waters, affecting altogether 24,76,431 people in 2265 villages under 66 revenue circles.
The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta, Kushiyara in Karimganj and Sankosh in Dhubri were flowing above the danger level.
Among the affected people, 45,912 are taking shelter in 457 relief camps across the State. Flood waters have submerged a total of 1,12,667 hectares of cropland and affected 8,87,518 big animals, 4,56,779 small animals and 8,99,157 poultry across the State.
Flood waters damaged an embankment in Biswanath district along with a number of roads in Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Chirang, Barpeta, Nagaon and Majuli districts. Moreover, a number of incidents of flood-triggered erosion have also been reported from Biswanath, South Salmara, Chirang and Majuli districts.
As many as 106 forest camps in the Kaziranga National Park have also been affected by floods. A number of camps in Orang National Park and Tinsukia Wildlife Division are also under water. In Kaziranga, floods have so far claimed lives of 129 animals.
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