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Assam flood continues with 84,138 people, 13 districts still affected

The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 110 lives so far in Assam. A total of 13 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 84,138 people and 15,964 hectares of cropland across 177 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 14,428 big animals, 5546 small animals and 27964 poultry are also affected.

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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.

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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 and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

As per the latest data, the flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli and Sivasagar district. A total of 51 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 3105 people.

Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National park in Assam is badly affected with 50% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 151 animals have died in this flood season and 172 animals have been rescued. 81 animals have died from drowning, 21 have died from vehicle hits and 17 died under treatment.

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