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Death toll in State flood mounts to 39

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 7 - With another flood-induced fatality reported in Dhemaji, the death toll in the State this year shot up to 39 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the flood situation has shown signs of improvement in various parts of the State.

The Regional Meteorological Centre here has forecast light to moderate rainfall at most places over the Northeast during the next five days. It has also issued warning of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during July 7 to July 11 that may worsen flood situation in the State.

According to ASDMA, around two lakh people are affected by flood in 13 districts � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Biswanath, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Tinsukia. Barpeta is the worst-hit district where a population of around 120,000 has been affected.

Altogether, 1,673 people are taking shelter in 33 relief camps set up across the State.

The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri districts, the Disang in Sivasagar, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Dhansiri in Golaghat are flowing above the danger level, the ASDMA said.

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Death toll in State flood mounts to 39

GUWAHATI, July 7 - With another flood-induced fatality reported in Dhemaji, the death toll in the State this year shot up to 39 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the flood situation has shown signs of improvement in various parts of the State.

The Regional Meteorological Centre here has forecast light to moderate rainfall at most places over the Northeast during the next five days. It has also issued warning of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during July 7 to July 11 that may worsen flood situation in the State.

According to ASDMA, around two lakh people are affected by flood in 13 districts � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Biswanath, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Tinsukia. Barpeta is the worst-hit district where a population of around 120,000 has been affected.

Altogether, 1,673 people are taking shelter in 33 relief camps set up across the State.

The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri districts, the Disang in Sivasagar, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Dhansiri in Golaghat are flowing above the danger level, the ASDMA said.

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