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Rivers in spate; Total flood toll in State has risen to 24

With four more deaths on Monday, the total flood toll in State has risen to 24 – one each in Chenga in Barpeta district, Tengakhat

Assam Flood

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2020 1:48 AM GMT


STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: With four more deaths on Monday, the total flood toll in State has risen to 24 – one each in Chenga in Barpeta district, Tengakhat and Moran in Dibrugarh district and Matia in Goalpara district.

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, the Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district, the Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon district, the Puthimari at NH Crossing in Kamrup, the Baki at Road Bridge in Barpeta and the Kushiara in Karimganj.

Altogether 25 districts have been affected by floods in the State. These are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong

As many as 13,16,927 people of 2,404 villages in 72 Revenue Circles have been affected. Total crop area affected is 83168.08 hectares. A total of 273 relief camps, including 130 relief distribution centres, have been set up in the State. Altogether 27,452 affected people have been given shelter in the relief camps. As many as 7,63,764 big and 4,07,838 small animals have also affected by the floods.

Embankments, roads and bridges/culverts have been breached in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Darrang, Udalguri, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Hojai, Baksa, Dhemaji, Majuli, Nalbari, Golaghat and Sonitpur districts.

While 146 camps have been affected and three camps have been vacated in the Kaziranga National Park, 22 such camps have been affected in the RG Orang National Park.

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