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Assam floods: About 9 lakhs affected, death toll increased to 20

The Assam floods have 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 the region again.

The water level of several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra at different parts of Assam is flowing above danger level causing flood and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Tezpur. Burhidehing at Chenimari (Dibrugarh), Dhansiri (S) at Numaligargh (Golaghat); Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing, Puthimari NH Road Crossing (Kamrup), Pagladiya at NH Road Crossing (Nalbari); Manas at NH Road Crossing (Barpeta); Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta), Sankosh at Golakganj (Dhubri) in Assam.

The second wave of the flood has affected 1719 villages in 26 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 74 revenue circles which have been affected.

A total of 9,26,059 people and 72,665 hectares of crop area have been affected in the second wave of the flood so far. Meanwhile, 213 relief camps have been installed in three districts. In the relief camps, there are so far 49,339 people.

There are 586407 big animals, 3,08,866 small and 6,32,559 poultry.

2 more deaths in Udalguri and Jonai, Assam. Earlier, 2 deaths in Goalpara circle taking the death toll to 20. The total number of deaths from landslides is 23.

Other instances

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

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

The Kaziranga National Park of Assam has also been affected. The govt has taken stock to protect the animals inside the park.

In Baksa, the Balti river has caused massive erosion.

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