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Over 57 lakh hit by floods: death toll rises to 28

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GUWAHATI, July 17 - The number of flood-hit people in the State has shot up to around 57, 51,938 in 4,626 villages under 114 revenue circles of 29 districts. During the past 24 hours, ten persons lost their lives due to flood raising the total number of flood-related death toll in the State to 28 this year. Flood has affected a total crop area of 1, 73, 312.12 hectares.

The Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its flood report here this evening that in 427 relief camps set up by the respective local administrations in the affected districts, 1,51,947 flood-affected people are taking shelter. During the past 24 hours, ten persons lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Sonitpur (2), Udalguri (2), Kamrup (M) (1), Morigaon (4) and Nagaon (1). This has raised the total death toll due to flood during this flood season to 28. On the other hand, two persons were killed during this season due to rain-induced landslide, one each in Kamrup (Metro) and Dima Hasao.

As of today, the flood-hit districts include � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, Karbi Anglong and Karimganj.

Presently, 427 numbers of relief camps are operational in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Karimganj districts. Moreover, 392 Relief Distribution Centres in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Dibrugarh and Cachar are also operational, said the ASDMA.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra (at Neamatighat in Jorhat district),Tezpur (in Sonitpur), Guwahati (in Kamrup-Metro), Goalpara (in Goalpara), Dhubri (in Dhubri), the Dhansiri (S) (at Numaligarh in Golaghat), Jia Bharali (at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur), Kopili (at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon), Puthimari (at N H Road crossing in Kamrup), Beki (at Road Bridge in Barpeta), Katakhal (at Matizuri in Hailakandi) and Kushiyara (at Karimganj in Karimganj) are flowing above their respective danger levels.

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Over 57 lakh hit by floods: death toll rises to 28

GUWAHATI, July 17 - The number of flood-hit people in the State has shot up to around 57, 51,938 in 4,626 villages under 114 revenue circles of 29 districts. During the past 24 hours, ten persons lost their lives due to flood raising the total number of flood-related death toll in the State to 28 this year. Flood has affected a total crop area of 1, 73, 312.12 hectares.

The Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its flood report here this evening that in 427 relief camps set up by the respective local administrations in the affected districts, 1,51,947 flood-affected people are taking shelter. During the past 24 hours, ten persons lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Sonitpur (2), Udalguri (2), Kamrup (M) (1), Morigaon (4) and Nagaon (1). This has raised the total death toll due to flood during this flood season to 28. On the other hand, two persons were killed during this season due to rain-induced landslide, one each in Kamrup (Metro) and Dima Hasao.

As of today, the flood-hit districts include � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, Karbi Anglong and Karimganj.

Presently, 427 numbers of relief camps are operational in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Karimganj districts. Moreover, 392 Relief Distribution Centres in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Dibrugarh and Cachar are also operational, said the ASDMA.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra (at Neamatighat in Jorhat district),Tezpur (in Sonitpur), Guwahati (in Kamrup-Metro), Goalpara (in Goalpara), Dhubri (in Dhubri), the Dhansiri (S) (at Numaligarh in Golaghat), Jia Bharali (at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur), Kopili (at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon), Puthimari (at N H Road crossing in Kamrup), Beki (at Road Bridge in Barpeta), Katakhal (at Matizuri in Hailakandi) and Kushiyara (at Karimganj in Karimganj) are flowing above their respective danger levels.

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