Assam flood situation worsens, fourteen districts affected; Brahmaputra, tributaries in spate

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Assam flood situation worsens, fourteen districts affected; Brahmaputra, tributaries in spate

GUWAHATI, July 7 (NL Web Desk): The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged Friday with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level, inundating houses and crop lands in fourteen districts.
The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Neematighat in Jorhat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri while the Dikhow is overflowing at Sivasagar, the Disang at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur), Beki in Barpeta and the Kushiyara at Karimganj, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated in a release.
Fourteen districts — Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Cachar, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar and Morigaon — have been affected by the deluge. Nearly four lakh people have been affected while 31.67 hectares of crop land has been under water.
Twenty-two thousand six hundred forty one people have been shifted to 84 relief camps and 93 relief distribution centres, the ASDMA release added.
Three more persons died in the current wave of floods taking the death toll to 18.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, meanwhile, took stock of the situation in an emergency review meeting and directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department along with the district administrations of the flood-hit districts to reach out to the people and set up relief and rescue operations across the State.
On the other hand, large parts of the Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora wildlife sanctuary are under water forcing animals to seek refuge in uplands.

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