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Assam: Flood situation grim, over 2.5 lakh people affected

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GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam took a turn for the worse on Sunday with more than 2,50,000 people across 16 districts bearing the brunt of heavy rainfall and 6,200 being forced to take shelter in relief camps.

According to the daily flood situation report, the Brahmaputra was flowing at “above normal to severe flood situations” in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Goalpara, Kamrup and Dhubri districts due to continuous rainfall.

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While no human casualty has been reported in the flooding so far, the rising water levels continue to pose a threat to the wildlife in the state. Almost 70% of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park has been flooded, forcing animals to flee to highlands.

State disaster management authority officials are hopeful that the condition will improve in the coming days.

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