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Assam Flood: 1,073 villages, 17 districts, about 7 lakh people still affected

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

Several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra in different parts of Assam are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

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The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon.

As per the latest data, the flood has affected 1,073 villages in 17 districts in the state – Dhemaji, Biswanath, Chirrang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Tinsukia. There are 36 revenue circles which have been affected.

A total of 6,80,931 people and 45,175 hectares of crop area have been affected in the second wave of the flood so far. Meanwhile, 62 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 4,852 people.

There are 4,39,636 big animals, 1,82,120 small and 7,22,319 poultry also affected.

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Deaths: 1 more death in Mayong and Doomdoma. 1 more death in Athani. Earlier, 1 death in Matia. Earlier, 6 new deaths, with 1 in Chapar, 1 in Kaliabor, 3 in Baghbar and Sathebari and 1 in Tihu. 2 new deaths in Sarupeta and 1 in Dibrugarh. 4 deaths were announced on 29th June. 2 more deaths in Udalguri and Jonai, Assam. 2 deaths in Goalpara circle taking the death toll to 37. The total number of deaths from landslides is 24.

Other instances of flood

Earlier, in Tinsukia’s Guijaan and peripheral areas of Dibru Saikhowa are badly affected by the rising floodwaters. Heavy erosion has been seen in the area.

In Rangia floodwaters have increased and parts of Kamrup have been badly affected.

In Barkhetri, Jurathal Village many families are trapped in the floodwaters.

In Dibrugarh Mohnaghat, Tingkhang Bhongali there has been heavy erosion in the Brahmaputra region. Even in Dibrugarh, Assam floods have entered the urban spaces.

Rising waters of the Brahmaputra, Dichang and Dorika river in Sibsagar, Assam are posing a grave threat.

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

In Baksa, Balti river has created massive erosion.

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