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Flood situation worsens, death toll 66

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 15 - The flood situation in the State worsened further in the past 24 hours even as with seven new cases of death, the flood-induced fatality touched 66 on Wednesday. The latest casualties were reported from Sonitpur (1), Barpeta (2), Golaghat (1) and Morigaon (3) districts.

According to ASDMA, the floods have affected around 36 lakh people in 26 districts. The flood situation is likely to deteriorate further with the meteorological department predicting heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours in various parts of Assam.

Overall 3,376 villages under 93 revenue circles in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong are reeling under floods.

Barpeta continues to be the worst-hit district where 5,29,879 people in 434 villages have been affected. Among the flood affected, altogether 36,320 people are taking shelter in 629 relief camps across the State, the ASDMA said.

The flood situation also remained grim in Kamrup (Metro) district. As per ASDMA, 10,000 people in Sonapur revenue circle, 24,875 people in Chadrapur revenue circle, 1,790 people in Dispur revenue circle and 197 people in Guwahati revenue circle have been affected by floods.

The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta and Kushiyara in Karimganj were flowing above the danger level, the ASDMA said.

Flood waters have also submerged 1,27,647 hectares of cropland, besides affecting 13,88,266 big animals, 8,07,334 small animals and 13,78,570 poultry across the State.

In the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged a number of embankments in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang and Kokrajhar along with a number of roads in Chirang, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Barpeta, Udalguri, Kamrup and Nagaon districts. Erosions have also been reported from Nalbari, Baksa, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and South Salmara districts.

Flood waters have also inundated 153 forest camps in Kaziranga National Park, 12 in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and 19 in Orang National park.

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Flood situation worsens, death toll 66

GUWAHATI, July 15 - The flood situation in the State worsened further in the past 24 hours even as with seven new cases of death, the flood-induced fatality touched 66 on Wednesday. The latest casualties were reported from Sonitpur (1), Barpeta (2), Golaghat (1) and Morigaon (3) districts.

According to ASDMA, the floods have affected around 36 lakh people in 26 districts. The flood situation is likely to deteriorate further with the meteorological department predicting heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours in various parts of Assam.

Overall 3,376 villages under 93 revenue circles in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong are reeling under floods.

Barpeta continues to be the worst-hit district where 5,29,879 people in 434 villages have been affected. Among the flood affected, altogether 36,320 people are taking shelter in 629 relief camps across the State, the ASDMA said.

The flood situation also remained grim in Kamrup (Metro) district. As per ASDMA, 10,000 people in Sonapur revenue circle, 24,875 people in Chadrapur revenue circle, 1,790 people in Dispur revenue circle and 197 people in Guwahati revenue circle have been affected by floods.

The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta and Kushiyara in Karimganj were flowing above the danger level, the ASDMA said.

Flood waters have also submerged 1,27,647 hectares of cropland, besides affecting 13,88,266 big animals, 8,07,334 small animals and 13,78,570 poultry across the State.

In the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged a number of embankments in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang and Kokrajhar along with a number of roads in Chirang, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Barpeta, Udalguri, Kamrup and Nagaon districts. Erosions have also been reported from Nalbari, Baksa, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and South Salmara districts.

Flood waters have also inundated 153 forest camps in Kaziranga National Park, 12 in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and 19 in Orang National park.

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