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Assam: 2nd wave of floods affects more than 2 lakh people, 1 more death

The Assam floods have been rampant this year with the onset of monsoon. This has already affected major districts of the state. However, the effects have only increased when the 2nd wave of flood struck again.

The water level of several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra at different parts of Assam is flowing above danger level causing flood and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Tezpur. Burhiding at Chenimari (Dibrugarh), Dhansiri (S) at Numaligargh (Golaghat); Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing, Puthimari NH Road Crossing (Kamrup), Pagladiya at NH Road Crossing (Nalbari); Manas at NH Road Crossing (Barpeta); Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta), Sankosh at Golakganj (Dhubri).

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The second wave of the flood has affected 704 villages in 16 districts in the state – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. There are 40 revenue circles which have been affected.

A total of 2,52,661 people and 11,765 hectares of crop area have been affected in the second wave of the flood so far. Meanwhile, 142 relief camps have been installed in three districts. In the relief camps, there are so far 18,234 people.

One more death in Dibrugarh in Tengakhat revebue circle.

Dhemaji is the worst affected district in the state with 215 villages affected. A total of 88,269 have been affected in Dhemaji followed by 32,041 in Majuli district in Upper Assam.

Other instances

Floods have also been witnessed in Kaziranga National Park. The govt has taken stock to protect the animals inside the park.

Minister Sanjay Kishan encountered waist-deep water in Tinsukia to take stock the flood situation.

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