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Flood scene deteriorates, one more dies


GUWAHATI, June 25 - The flood situation deteriorated further in the State, with as many as four rivers, including the Brahmaputra, flowing above danger level at many places.

Over 1.89 lakh people were affected by the flooding waters in nine districts � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

A total of 11,468 people were taking shelter in 44 relief camps in five districts, according to a bulletin by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

One person died at Sissiborgaon of Dhemaji in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. This has taken the death toll in the second wave of flood to four, while the overall flood fatality in the State this year mounted to 15.

Embankment breaches were reported from Lakhimpur and Biswanath. River bank erosion was also reported in many places, besides other infrastructure damage.

Taking stock of the situation, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to the deputy commissioners of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Barpeta, Chirang and Baksa through video conference and asked them to reach out to the affected people.

Sonowal asked the DCs to provide essential relief materials to the affected people and take care of the quality of the relief materials.

He asked them to adhere to the safety protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic while negotiating with the relief and rescue operations in the ongoing spate of flood in the State. He also made it categorically clear to make available adequate medical facilities in the relief camps.

Sonowal also took stock of a damaged bridge leading to Baghjan from the DC, Tinsukia. He also asked the deputy commissioner to ensure that the fire tankers to and from Baghjan do not face any bottleneck. He also asked the DC to lay one bailey bridge to ensure unhindered movement of vehicles engaged in emergency services.

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