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Over 39.79 lakh people of 27 districts affected in Assam flood, death toll rises to 71

Over 39.79 lakh people of 27 districts affected in Assam flood, death toll rises to 71

IndiaBlooms | @indiablooms | 16 Jul 2020, 11:08 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam is still grim as the deluge claimed five more lives in the state on Thursday taking the death toll to 71.

Two persons died by drowning in floodwaters in Morigaon district while one each in Lakhimpur, Barpeta and Goalpara district.

On the other hand, over 39.79 lakh people of 27 districts out of 33  have been affected in the current spate of the flood.

Dhubri is the worst-hit districts with over 8.70 lakh have affected in the deluge followed by 4.78 lakh people in Barpeta, 4.27 lakh people in Goalpara, 4.25 lakh people in Morigaon, 2.99 lakh people in Lakhimpur, 2.25 lakh people in South Salmara, 1.81 lakh people in Darrang, 1.73 lakh people in Bongaigaon, 1.36 lakh people in Kamrup, 1.23 lakh people in Golaghat, 1.20 lakh people in Nalbari district.

49,313 people are taking shelter at 303 relief camps and 3218 villages in the flood-affected districts are currently under water.

Over 1.31 lakh hectares of croplands have been submerged by floodwaters.

The water level of Brahmaputra river is still flowing above danger level marks at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri district.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)