#Assam Ravaged By Floods : 36 lakh People Across 26 Districts, Kaziranga National Park Faces The Brunt

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Floods have literally ravaged Assam. According to the state’s official bulletin , nearly 36 lakh people across 26 districts are affected by the deluge.

According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), three people died in Morigaon district, two in Barpeta, while one each in Sonitpur and Golaghat districts.

So far, 92 people have died in flood-related incidents in the state, it said. While 66 people died in floods, 26 were killed in landslides.

The deluge-hit districts were Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong.

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited a flood relief camp set up at Teok Rajabari Higher Secondary School in Jorhat district and interacted with the people. “Our Govt is working on a war footing to provide all necessary assistance to the flood-affected people. District admin, @assampolice, SDRF, @NDRFHQ & other depts are rescuing the marooned people,” he tweeted.

The bulletin said Dhubri is the worst-hit district with over 5.51 lakh people affected, followed by Barpeta with nearly 5.30 lakh people and Goalpara with around 4.28 lakh population.

Floods had affected nearly 33 lakh people across 28 districts in the state on Tuesday. The NDRF, the SDRF, district administrations and local people have rescued 3,991 people during the last 24 hours by deploying 180 boats across the state.

The deluge has affected 167 out of 223 camps at the Kaziranga National Park and nearly 95 percent of the park is under water.  19 out of 40 at the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park and 24 out of 25 camps at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sixty-six animals have been killed, while 117 others have been rescued in the Kaziranga National Park, the bulletin said. The deluge has also affected 35,74,170 domestic animals and poultry across the state during the last 24 hours.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Guwahati, Dhubri and Goalpara cities, besides at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts. Its tributaries Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon, Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta and Kushiyara at Karimganj town are also flowing above the red marks. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Bongaigaon, Udalguri, Nagaon, Kamrup, Baksa and Dhubri districts. Massive erosions have been witnessed at different places of Nalbari, Baksa, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar districts, the bulletin said.


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