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Assam: Flood situation worsens, more than 2 lakh people affected

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GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Saturday with nearly 2,25,500 people affected by the deluge across the state, according to the daily bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA).

According to ASDMA bulletin, no loss of human or animal life has been reported so far.
The highest number of 91,437 people have been affected in Lakhimpur, followed by 47,752 in Majuli and 31,839 in Dhemaji.

A total of 6898 people have taken shelter in 62 relief camps set up by the district administrations of Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji and Majuli while relief centres have been kept ready in Baksa, Dibrugarh and Jorhat, the official said.

Meanwhile, 20 people and 40 animals were evacuated to safety by boats on Saturday and six medical teams have been deployed so far, the bulletin added.

A total of 1,33,907 animals, including 82,455 big, 29528 small and 21924 poultry have been affected by the current wave of flood.

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There are reports of 41 houses damaged in Baksa and Bongaigaon districts.

Two bridges, one each in Chirang and Sonitpur have been damaged as well as 27 roads in Bongaigaon, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli and Sivasagar though no embankments have been breached so far.

Large scale erosion has been reported from several places in Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Morigaon, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts

The flood wave trigerred by continuous heavy rainfall has hit Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts and affected 512 villages under 34 revenue circles in them.

Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, Water level recorded due to flood are as follows:

Brahmaputra
a.Dibrugarh 105.71m (Rising)
Danger level (DL) 105.70m

Dhola 125.58m (Rising)
DL128.27m

Siang at Pasighat 154.64m (Falling)
DL153.96m

Lohitat Tezu 189.99m (Rising)
DL 190.33m

Buridehing
a. Margherita 133.86m (Falling)
DL134.42m

b.Naharkatia 116.48m (Falling)
DL120.40m

c.Khowang 100.94m (Falling)
DL 102.10m

Noadehing
a. Namsai
143.90m (Falling)
DL 143.66m

b. Miao 238.51
m (Steady)
DL 239.74m

Dessam.109.21m(F)
DL 110.35m

The rivers flowing through the most affected districts are now flowing above the danger mark in several places.

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