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Assam flood: 59 deaths, over 32 lakh affected; animals swept away in Kaziranga

A total of 50 people have died in the ravaging deluge of flood that has continued wreaking havoc across Assam. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 3,371 villages across 28 districts in the state are reeling under floodwater.

A total of 32,194,127 people and 1,28,495 hectares cropland have been adversely affected so far in the flood.

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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.

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

As per the latest data, the flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang,  Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, West Karbi-Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Charaideo.

Meanwhile, 517 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 44,108 people.

Also read: Assam: Notice of temporary closure of NH-37 highway amid floods

Deaths: Recently, 9 more dead as on 14th July. Earlier, 6 more dead on July 13th after 4 dead in Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Sivasagar. Earlier, 1 more death in Barpeta. Earlier, 1 more death in Dehmaji. 1 death in Raha. 1 more death in Mayong and Doomdoma. 1 more death in Athani. 1 death in Matia. 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 59. The total number of deaths from landslides is 24.

Flood-affected areas

Kaziranga has been badly affected with majority of areas submerged under water.

Over 20 villages in and around Dergon are severely affected with floods

Due to inundation of some portions of NH-37 between Kohora to Bagori, Sub-Divisional Administration of Bokakhat Sub-Division has promulgated prohibitory order u/s 144 of the Cr in Assam. PC prohibiting the movement of all kinds of vehicles on the flooded stretch of the highway in the interest of public safety.

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