Assam flood: Nearly 20 lakh people of 22 districts still affected, toll mounts to 104
Guwahati/IBNS: Nearly 20 lakh people of 22 districts of Assam are still affected by the flood that has claimed 104 lives so far from across the northeastern state.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 20 lakh people of 22 districts – Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh are still affected in the flood.
Over 4.62 lakh people are affected in Goalpara district alone followed by 3.81 lakh people in Barpeta district, 3.01 lakh people in Morigaon district, 2.54 lakh people in Dhubri district, 2.49 lakh people in South Salmara district, 1.01 lakh people in Kamrup (Metro) district.
45,550 flood affected people are still taking shelter at 259 relief camps.
On Tuesday, one person drowned in flood waters in Goalghat district taking the toll to 104.
1966 villages under 64 revenue circles are currently under water and 96452 hectares of agricultural lands have submerged by the flood waters.
On the other hand, the water level of Brahmaputra river is still flowing above danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Goalpara and Dhubri district.
In Kaziranga National Park, 137 animals including 14 one horned rhinos died due to the flood.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)