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3 more die as flood hits 23 districts

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 30 - The havoc created by the current wave of flood in the State remained intense even today, as the number of flood-affected districts rose to 23 and three more cases of flood-related deaths have been reported.

The worst affected districts include Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang and Morigaon. In each of these districts, over one lakh people were affected by the flood. In all, 2,40,680 people are taking shelter in the 402 relief camps and 291 relief distribution centres set up by the authorities, said a flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening.

According to the evening flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri. At Neamatighat it is maintaining a steady trend, while at the other three areas it is maintaining a falling trend.

Dhansiri (South) is flowing above its danger level at Numaligarh with a falling trend, while the Jia Bharali is flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing with a steady trend, the Puthimari is flowing above its danger level at NH Road Crossing with a falling trend and the Beki is flowing above its danger level at Road Bridge with a rising trend, said the CWC bulletin.

The ASDMA bulletin said that each of Barpeta, Darrang and Goalpara districts has reported one case of flood-related death today. However, there is no cumulative figure of the flood-related death toll in the bulletin.

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