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Death toll in State floods goes up to 9

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 1 - The death toll in the first wave of flood has gone up to nine on Monday after two persons met a watery grave in Nagaon district. According to the daily flood report of the ASDMA, the casualties were reported in the Kampur area.

Despite the fatalities, the flood situation is improving in the State and no river was flowing above the danger level.

The report said altogether three districts � Goalpara, Nagaon and Hojai � were reeling under flood affecting 1,97,248 people, 24,927.5 hectares cropland, 24,160 big animals, 8975 small animals and 21,397 poultry in 253 villages or localities.

At present 7,299 people are taking shelter at 45 relief camps and in the past 24 hours erosion has been reported from Dibrugarh and Sonitpur districts.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited Hotimora gaon panchayat of Hojai revenue circle and took stock of the flood-affected Rajabari areas of Hojai district. He also visited the river Kopili-induced erosion-hit areas and breached embankment, and directed the Water Resources Department to repair the breach on a war footing. He also asked the Public Works Department to repair the roads. Sonowal also went through slushy roads and visited relief camps set up at Jogijan and distributed nutritious food to the children.

Sonowal during his visit to the relief camps made a fervent appeal to the camp inmates to adhere to social distancing protocols and save themselves from COVID 19 infection. He also asked the district administration to conduct regular health check-up on the camp inmates. He also asked the administration to ensure that the camp inmates get regular adequate and quality food, drinking water etc.

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