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Assam: Flood death toll increased to 35, over 14 lakh 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.


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 Beki at Barpeta.

As per the latest data, the flood has affected 1636 villages in 20 districts in the state – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kamrup Tinsukia among other districts. There are 49 revenue circles which have been affected.

A total of 13,26,815 people and 67,628 hectares of crop area have been affected in the second wave of the flood so far. Meanwhile, 156 relief camps have been installed in three districts. In the relief camps, there are so far 11,741 people.

There are 6,899,913 big animals, 3,19,942 small and 9,10,146 poultry also affected.

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 35. The total number of deaths from landslides is 24.

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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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