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State flood toll climbs to 65

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GUWAHATI, July 21 - Five more persons died in the last 24 hours taking the total loss of human lives in the current wave of floods in the State to 65, even as the number of affected districts has come down with receding waters. Two persons lost their life in Morigaon, while the districts of Dhemaji, Goalpara and Kamrup accounted for one each.

Meanwhile, a total of 18 districts continue to be affected by the floods as the Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, Jia Bharali at NT Road crossing (Sonitpur) and Kopili at Dharamtul (Nagaon) were reported to be flowing above danger level on Sunday.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi today visited Kaziranga National Park and two relief camps in Bokakhat subdivision along with Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya. The Governor also made an aerial survey of flood in the districts of Darrang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Golaghat.

According to a report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the water levels in some districts have been receding.

As on Sunday, a total of 2,669 villages in 65 revenue circles of 18 districts � Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar are having flood waters affecting a population of 38,37,354.

Altogether 658 relief camps are operational in the districts of Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar with 1,15,389 inmates, while there are 171 relief distribution centres in Darrang, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Kamrup, Morigaon, and Golaghat districts.

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State flood toll climbs to 65

GUWAHATI, July 21 - Five more persons died in the last 24 hours taking the total loss of human lives in the current wave of floods in the State to 65, even as the number of affected districts has come down with receding waters. Two persons lost their life in Morigaon, while the districts of Dhemaji, Goalpara and Kamrup accounted for one each.

Meanwhile, a total of 18 districts continue to be affected by the floods as the Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, Jia Bharali at NT Road crossing (Sonitpur) and Kopili at Dharamtul (Nagaon) were reported to be flowing above danger level on Sunday.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi today visited Kaziranga National Park and two relief camps in Bokakhat subdivision along with Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya. The Governor also made an aerial survey of flood in the districts of Darrang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Golaghat.

According to a report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the water levels in some districts have been receding.

As on Sunday, a total of 2,669 villages in 65 revenue circles of 18 districts � Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar are having flood waters affecting a population of 38,37,354.

Altogether 658 relief camps are operational in the districts of Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar with 1,15,389 inmates, while there are 171 relief distribution centres in Darrang, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Kamrup, Morigaon, and Golaghat districts.

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