GUWAHATI, June 16 - The flood-related death toll during the current wave of flood rose to four today, with reports of three fresh cases of such death reaching the authorities here today.
One flood-related death was reported on the fourth day of the current wave of flood in the State.
Today, the number of flood-hit people has risen to 4,25,373 in 716 villages in the districts of Hojai, Cachar, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong (East) and West Karbi Anglong, said an official flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening.
The fresh reports of flood-related death were received from the districts of Hojai (one) and Cachar (two), the bulletin said.
The Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, while the Dhansiri (South) is flowing above danger level at Numaligarh in Golaghat district. The Jia Bharali is flowing above danger level at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district, the Kopili is above danger level at Kampur in Nagaon district, the Barak is above danger level at Annapurna Ghat in Cachar district and at Badarpurghat in Karimganj district, the Katakhal is flowing above its danger level at Matizuri in Hailakandi district and the Kushiyara is flowing above danger level at Karimganj in Karimganj district, said the bulletin.
Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force today rescued 340 marooned people from the flood-hit areas of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts. Altogether 191 relief camps are operating in Karimganj, Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong (West), Hojai, Cachar and Golaghat districts where 1,00,010 flood-hit people are taking shelter.
Moreover, 22 relief distribution centres are also operational in Karbi Anglong (West), Hojai, Cachar and Golaghat districts, the bulletin added.
Silchar Staff Correspondent adds: Two flood-related deaths have been reported in Cachar district and the bodies of Rina Mura (40) of Borkhola constituency and Jamal Uddin Laskar of Digli Bahadurpur under Lakhipur Revenue Circle have been recovered. Two other persons � Ajoy Das (18) and Raju Nunia (22) of Gossaipur � are reportedly missing.
Meanwhile, the water level at Annapurna gauge station in Silchar has receded marginally. Around 120 villages and 658 hectares of cropland have been affected by flood across the Cachar district, the District Disaster Management Authority stated. Major portions of greater Malugram area have been inundated by flood water from Barak river.