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36 lakh people affected due to flood in Assam


Guwahati: Seven more deaths occurred in four districts of flood-ravaged Assam on Wednesday, 66 people were died, while around 36 lakh people have been affected in 33 districts of the state Assam.

According to forest officials, at least 66 animals were killed, while 117 animals were rescued as 95 percent of the world-famous Kaziranga National Park, home to more than 2,200 one-horned Indian rhinos that were submerged in floods.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said 66 people died due to floods in the last four weeks from Sonitpur, Biswanath, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Naogaon is. , Nalbari, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Golpara and Dibrugarh districts, while 22 others have been killed in separate landslides since 22 May.

According To ASDMA

ASDMA officials said two people drowned in Dhubri and Morigaon districts on Monday but the deaths were not related to the floods. He said that more than five rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are flowing above the danger mark in many places in 12 districts.

Citing reports from the districts, he said that floodwaters have submerged 3,376 villages, affecting about 36 lakh people and cropping areas of 127,647 hectares in 26 districts.

The district administration has established 629 relief camps and distribution centers in 23 districts where more than 36,000 men, women, and children have taken shelter.

However, the floods affected 26 districts, 23 – 23, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Darang, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Baksa, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Golpara, Kamrup, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Majra West Karbi. Anglong, Karbi Anglong, and Tinsukia – Hits

ASDMA officials said river erosion has damaged roads, embankments, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure at several places in 26 districts, ASDMA officials said several hundred houses were completely or partially damaged Huh. Have become. Flooding.

About 22 lakh pets and more than 14 lakh poultry birds were affected due to floodwaters.

Apart from Kaziranga National Park, located along the eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots of Golaghat and Nagaon districts, Manas and R.G. Orang National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Tinsukia Wildlife Division were also affected.

The staff of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force are working continuously with the local administration to rescue the affected people and hand over relief services, including the distribution of essential materials to the helpless villagers.



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