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Over 24 lakh people still affected in Assam flood, toll mounts to 86

Over 24 lakh people still affected in Assam flood, toll mounts to 86

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jul 2020, 02:17 pm

Guwahati/UNI: Assam flood situation is still grim as over 24 lakh people in 24 districts are affected.

The current spate of flood has claimed one more life on Tuesday taking the state's toll to 86.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA) authority, nearly 24.50 lakh people of 24 districts are still affected in the current wave of floods.

Nearly 4.60 lakh people are affected in Goalpara district alone followed by 3.37 lakh people in Barpeta, 3.34 lakh people in Morigaon, 2.53 lakh people in Dhubri, 1.92 lakh people in South Salmara, 1.14 lakh people in Kamrup (Metro) district.

The flood reports of ASDMA stated that, 1.09 lakh hectares of agricultural lands of 2325 villages under 73 revenue circles are still under water.

48,478 people are currently taking shelter at 280 relief camps.

On the other hand, following incessant rains in Assam and other neighbouring states in the last two days, the water levels of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are again rising.

The water level of Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger level at Dibrugarh, Nimatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Goalpara and Dhubri district.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)